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Russian customers of Netflix have launched a category motion lawsuit in opposition to the streaming large for leaving the Russian market, demanding 60 million roubles ($726,000) in compensation, the RIA information company reported on Wednesday.

Netflix Inc mentioned in March that it suspended its service in Russia and had quickly stopped all future tasks and acquisitions within the nation because it assessed the affect of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

“In the present day, a legislation agency representing the pursuits of Netflix customers filed a category motion lawsuit in opposition to the American Netflix service with the Khamovnichesky District Courtroom of Moscow”, RIA cited legislation agency Chernyshov, Lukoyanov & Companions as saying.

“The rationale for the lawsuit was a violation of Russian customers’ rights as a consequence of Netflix’s unilateral refusal to offer providers in Russia.”

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Netflix suspended its service in March as a consequence of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
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Netflix didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Scores of overseas companies have announced temporary shutdowns of shops and factories in Russia or mentioned they had been leaving for good since Moscow started what it calls “a particular army operation” in Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Ukraine and the West say Russia launched an unprovoked conflict of aggression in opposition to its neighbor.