Adobe products blocked in Crimea

Crimean residents will no longer be able to download Adobe products, including Adobe Flash Player, which makes it possible to view flash content in all major web browsers.

18 September 2015 11:04

As of today, some of Adobe products will be unavailable for download to residents of Crimea, reports RIA Krym news agency. The download restrictions also apply to Adobe Flash Player which makes it possible to view flash-based websites, including YouTube, in a web browser.

If a user is identified as a Crimean resident (the Crimean Federal District of the Russian Federation - QHA) by Adobe website, the Download button becomes inactive.

There have been no official statements made by Adobe in this regard so far. I

n May 2015, the US Department of the Treasury issued a statement listing software products the sanctions did not apply to. It said in the statement that residents of Crimea would still be able to access email services, social media and blogs.

The statement also said that most free products, including Adobe Flash Player, would be available for download without any restrictions.