Amazon is turning the screw on Russia after the invasion of Ukraine.

Jeff Bezon’s retail giant has confirmed it has pulled its streaming video service and retail businesses in Russia, along with its Amazon Web Service

In response to Russia’s escalating invasion of Ukraine, Amazon stated on Wednesday, March 9 that its AWS solutions will no longer accept new customers from Russia and Belarus.


The corporation amended its crisis response the following day to confirm its retail and entertainment companies will now join AWS in discontinuing services to both Russia and Belarus.

This means that the consignment of all retail products to both countries has been ended and that Prime Video will no longer be available to any customers in either nation.

The online retailer also noted that it is stopped “taking orders for New World, which is the only video game Amazon sells directly in Russia.”

Amazon also restated that “unlike some other US technology providers, Amazon and AWS have no data centers, infrastructure, or offices in Russia, and we have a long-standing strategy of not doing business with the Russian government.”

While it does not have a physical presence in the region, AWS continues to work with stakeholders in Ukraine and the surrounding area to provide increased cybersecurity services against hostile intrusions.

Amazon has donated $5 million to NGOs and organizations working to aid the humanitarian needs of displaced and victimized Ukrainians.

It also plans to continue matching employee donations to humanitarian organizations like Save the Children and Red Cross.

More than 10,000 employees have already donated, as well as “tens of thousands of customers,” Amazon said.

Source: ZDNet

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