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Ukraine crisis: Spotify says it will suspend service in Russia

The service is expected to end in early April, according to one person with knowledge of the situation


Spotify Technology SA said on Friday it will suspend its streaming service in Russia in response to the country's new media law.

The audio streaming platform closed its office in Russia indefinitely earlier this month, citing what it described as Moscow's "unprovoked attack on Ukraine." Russia's new legislation makes it illegal to report any event that could discredit the Russian military.

"Spotify has continued to believe that it's critically important to try to keep our service operational in Russia to provide trusted, independent news and information from the region," Spotify said in a statement. "Unfortunately, recently enacted legislation further restricting access to

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First Published: Mar 25 2022 | 11:16 PM IST

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