Amazon halts product shipments and suspends web services sign ups in Russia and Belarus

Amazon has announced that it has suspended shipment of retail products to customers based in Russia and Belarus and will no longer be accepting new Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers based in those countries. Access to Prime Video for customers located in Russia will also be suspended. The company noted that Amazon and AWS do not have data centres, infrastructure, or offices in Russia. They also have a long-standing policy of not doing business with the Russian government.