Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday (Mar 3) that it had stopped selling online advertising in Russia, a ban that covers search, YouTube and outside publishing partners.
US-based Google has suspended search engine advertising sales on its platforms on the Russian territory, Reuters said, citing the company's statement.
"In light of the extraordinary circumstances, we're pausing Google ads in Russia," the company said. "The situation is evolving quickly, and we will continue to share updates when appropriate," Google added.
The ban applies to search, YouTube and third party publishing partners, Reuters reported.