Amazon closes its cloud service in the Crimea




US-based Amazon has sent users living in the Crimea, the letter, which says that they should remove their accounts in the cloud-based service Amazon Web Services, by 13 February. Otherwise, deleting accounts will be held by the company itself.


The fact that US companies will not be able to provide their services in the Crimea became known on December 19 when President Barack Obama signed the relevant decree. The embargo also applies to the IT-sector: Internet services, software and more. The sanctions prohibit the export of goods to the Crimea, technologies and products from the United States.

“Your account has registered AWS billing address in the region of Crimea, – said the Amazon. – Due to the economic sanctions, recently announced by the US government, which prohibit the export or supply of services in the Crimea, you have to remove all the resources of the AWS and AWS cancel your account at 12 am Pacific Time on Friday, February 13, 2015 “.

Cooperation with the Crimean developers stopped in January Apple. The company removed the application by the residents of the Crimea from the App Store and has blocked internal accounts Crimean programmers through which the money paid by users of the application. Members of the Crimea now can not download apps from the App Store and officially buy “apple” technique.

At the end of last year to serve in the Crimea stopped cards of Visa and Mastercard, service payments Scrill, also stopped work freelance exchange oDesk / Elance and service distribution of games Steam.

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