Home rental service Airbnb halts all operations in Russia, Belarus
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Home rental service Airbnb halts all operations in Russia, Belarus

Airbnb joins growing list of companies suspending operations in countries over Russia’s war on Ukraine

News Service AA

Home rental platform Airbnb joined the growing list of companies suspending their operations in Russia as well as Belarus over Moscow’s war on Ukraine.


"Airbnb is suspending all operations in Russia and Belarus," the company’s CEO Brian Chesky wrote on Twitter on Friday.

On Feb. 28, the company started offering short-term housing to up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine for free.

Russia's war on Ukraine, which began on Feb. 24, has been met with international outrage, with the EU, US, and UK among others implementing tough financial sanctions on Moscow.

According to UN figures, 227 civilians have been killed and 525 injured in Ukraine since the start of the war. Ukrainian authorities, however, put the death toll at over 2,000.

More than 1 million people have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

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