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Disney, Sony Pause Film Releases In Russia

Jared Leto is still to Morbius. (via: jaredleto)

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  • “Future decisions will be” based on development status, “Disney said
  • Sony Pictures will also stop its theatrical productions in Russia
  • This is due to “ongoing military action in Ukraine,” Sony said

New York:

Disney and Sony are delaying the release of their films in theaters in Russia after the Moscow attack on Ukraine, the companies announced separately on Monday. It follows the example of other major companies that have chosen to pull out of the country since President Vladimir Putin launched a coup last week. “For the indiscriminate attack on Ukraine and the devastating humanitarian crisis, we are suspending the release of Russian films, including the upcoming one. Titan Pupa from Pixar, “Diney said in a statement.

“We will make future business decisions based on development status,” the US sports giants added.

“At this time, given the magnitude of the ongoing refugee crisis, we are working with our NGO partners to provide immediate assistance and other humanitarian assistance to refugees.”

Sony Pictures also said it would delay the release of the planned theater in Russia, with the upcoming title Morbius.

This is due to “ongoing military action in Ukraine and uncertainty over the outcome and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region,” the agency said in a statement.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all concerned and we hope that this crisis will be resolved soon.”

Several countries have separated from Russia in recent days. Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft took steps on Monday to limit the dissemination of information from news outlets affiliated with the Russian government.

More and more, British oil companies BP and Shell have announced that they are dropping their shares in joint projects with Russian oil groups.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by the NDTV staff and is published from an integrated feed.)

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