BURBANK (CNS) - The Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. announced today it will pause releasing its films in Russia in light of Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
``Given the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis, we are pausing the release of theatrical films in Russia, including the upcoming `Turning Red' from Pixar,'' a Disney representative said in a statement.
``We will make future business decisions based on the evolving situation.''
The company also said it's working to aid refugees looking to flee the country as Russia continues its bombings.
``Given the scale of the emerging refugee crisis, we are working with our NGO partners to provide urgent aid and other humanitarian assistance to refugees,'' the company statement said.