The Kazakh licensed cryptocurrency exchange ATAIX Eurasia asked Russian users to close their accounts by December 15 this year.

The company said that it can no longer provide services to Russians due to EU sanctions. The ban includes citizens of Russia, persons living there, and legal entities registered in the Russian Federation.

“ATAIX Eurasia is obliged to strictly adhere to these sanctions,” the company says.

The exchange said it had made a “difficult decision” and regretted “the inconvenience it may cause.”

“Our users who are subject to restrictions should take all necessary measures to close their account and withdraw funds,” the company said.

At the end of September, the Binance cryptocurrency exchange decided to completely leave Russia. The company sold its Russian business to CommEX.

Prior to this, Binance prohibited its clients from Russia from transactions through the P2P service with any currency other than the ruble. In addition to Binance, OKX, Bybit and Kucoin platforms introduced restrictions for Russian users.