No More Music on Spotify and no High-tech Equipment from Europe for Russia

In connection with the ongoing war that Russia unleashed by attacking Ukraine, the European Union introduced the fifth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation, and the streaming service Spotify, following Netflix, announced the termination of work in this country.

The EU banned the supply of microchips to Russia

The European Union in the fifth package of sanctions against Russia included a ban on the export of semiconductors, quantum computers and high-tech equipment to this country.

According to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, the purpose of these sanctions is “to stop the reckless, inhuman and aggressive behavior of the Russian troops, as well as illegal aggression against Ukraine.”

In addition, the fifth package of sanctions blocks the participation of Russian companies in public procurement in the EU and excludes any financial support.

Spotify leaves the Russian market

The Spotify audio streaming Internet service is ceasing operations in the Russian Federation since April 11, 2022.

According to Novy Channel, Spotify announced the closure of its representative office and the termination of its service in Russia. Now, the Spotify app and web version are becoming unavailable to users of the service in the Russian Federation, and all Premium subscriptions will be cancelled.

On February 24, Russia carried out a paramilitary invasion of Ukraine on several fronts, shelling Kharkiv, Kyiv, Sumy, Chernihiv, Vinnytsia and other cities of various calibres.

The Ukrainian army is holding back the invasion of the enemy. From the hottest spots, the civilian population is trying to evacuate to other cities or even countries.

The world community organized to help the refugees and the Ukrainian army and imposed strict sanctions against Russia.

The BTC-Alpha team together with trusted volunteer communities created a charity fund ‘Alpha for Ukraine’. You can make a donation to help everyone in Ukraine who needs medicines, humanitarian aid and to support the defence of the country.

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