Although the embargoes brought by Russia’s war on Ukraine seem to have stopped, in fact, they continue to come. Google added another embargo to their embargo. Paid apps published by Russian developers will no longer be available in the Google Play Store.
Russia’s war against Ukraine will soon prevent Russian Android app developers from getting their money’s worth because the sanctions imposed by the West do not stop.
According to Google’s latest announcement, users will no longer be able to pay for Russian application developers’ applications on the Google Play Store, and developers will no longer be able to update these applications.
Russian paid apps will be automatically banned, free apps will not be subject to this rule
In the announcement published on the Play Console website, Google announced that as of May 5, 2022, the sales of applications developed by Russian developers through the Google Play Store will be stopped.
However, free apps will not be subject to this rule. Users will still be able to download and use these apps, and developers will be able to update their apps. However, according to Google, paid apps will be automatically banned.
Russian paid app developers have a few options, Google says. Russian developers can convert their apps to free apps or remove their in-app subscription system if they want their apps to stay on the Google Play Store.