Russian subscribers have lost access to streaming giant Netflix in the latest pullout by a Western company over the conflict in Ukraine.
The Netflix site and apps are no longer available and a Netflix spokesperson has confirmed that subscribers no longer have access to the streaming platform.
“This is in compliance with the Russian recall” announced in March, a Netflix spokesperson said.
The US-based platform announced in early March that it was withdrawing from Russia after Moscow sent thousands of troops to pro-Western Ukraine.
The spokesman said the company had waited until the end of the current billing cycle before cutting off customers.
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming platform, with 221.8 million subscribers at the end of 2021, but it was a minor player in Russia.
The company said in an April letter to shareholders that it had lost 700,000 paid subscribers as a result of its withdrawal from Russia, blaming the pullout for its first global drop in subscribers in a decade.
Netflix is among a string of foreign companies that have announced suspension of operations or full withdrawal from Russia since the launch of Moscow’s campaign in Ukraine on February 24.