Amazon introduced on Tuesday that it’s halting its Amazon Prime streaming service in Russia due to the nation’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The firm additionally suspended cargo of retail merchandise to prospects primarily based in Russia and Belarus, and it’ll not settle for new Russia and Belarus-based Amazon Web Services prospects and third-party sellers. Amazon donated US$5 million to help these impacted by the invasion.

Meanwhile, KOEI Tecmo introduced on Tuesday that it has donated US$500,000 to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for Ukraine help. The firm can be accepting donations and can bundle them along with these from its workers.

Good Smile Company additionally introduced on Wednesday that it’s suspending and canceling orders in Russia and Belarus at its on-line store.

Sony-owned anime companies Wakanim and Crunchyroll are the final main companies which are nonetheless streaming anime in Russia.

Movie studios Disney, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, and Paramount Pictures have additionally halted movie releases in Russia in gentle of the invasion. Nintendo suspended its on-line eShop retail service in Russia. Sony have suspended gross sales of its PlayStation software program and {hardware} in Russia. Apple and Microsoft have additionally ceased gross sales and companies in Russia.

Netflix suspended its streaming service in Russia. It had earlier determined not to carry 20 Russian channels, together with the state-run Channel One, regardless of a legislation that might have required the service to carry them. It had additionally determined to droop future tasks and acquisitions from Russia.

Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24 after weeks of tense navy buildup alongside their mutual borders and Belarus. Russia claimed to be supporting the independence of the breakaway areas of Donetsk and Luhansk. The battle has not too long ago taken a flip for the more serious, as Russia has intensified shelling of cities, and Ukrainian civilians wrestle to both flee the nation or put together for battle amid rising casualities. Countries world wide have decried the invasion and expressed help for Ukraine. Economic sanctions have fallen on Russia and Belarus in gentle of the invasion, whereas artists and artistic studios have halted releases of some works in Russia.

Sources: Amazon, The Verge (Emma Roth), Famitsu.com by way of Otakomu, Good Smile Company