The newest part of the Russian Federation, the Crimea peninsula is now cut off from PayPal and Google products and services, as sanctions forbid US companies from providing services to the region.
“Unfortunately, currently we are not able to provide our services to the clients in Crimea. We apologize for any related inconveniences,” a PayPal spokesperson told TASS.
All PayPal and Google Adsense accounts registered in Crimea will be frozen starting February 1, 2015. However, Crimean residents have been complaining on social networks the service stopped over a week ago, TASS reports.
The payment system lets users make internet money transfers free of charge, and is a subsidiary of eBay.