Pokémon Go, Pikmin Bloom barred from Russian players
Pokemon Go Developer Niantic is pulling its games out of Russia, the company said late Thursday. Pokemon Go, Pikmin Blooms well as the entrance will no longer be available for download in Russia and Belarus, and players in those countries will not be able to access the game. Niantic announced support for Ukraine against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of the country.
Niantic, like other companies, also pledged to support humanitarian aid efforts in Ukraine. On March 3, the company announced that it had raised $75,000 through employee donations. The company said it also donated $200,000 “directly to humanitarian organizations dedicated to supporting people and refugees in Ukraine.”
The war in Ukraine has been going on for the third week as Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his assault on the country.