Premier League games will not be shown in Russia, the governing body has confirmed. 

It has suspended its agreement with broadcast partner Rambler after Russia invaded Ukraine. 

At a shareholders meeting in London on Tuesday, March 8, all 20 clubs in the league agreed with the decision. 

The Premier League will also donate £1million to support the people affected by the war.

A statement read:

The Premier League and its clubs today unanimously agreed to suspend our agreement with Russian broadcast partner Rambler (Okko Sport) with immediate effect and to donate £1 million to support the people of Ukraine.

The League strongly condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We call for peace and our thoughts are with all those impacted.

The £1 million donation will be made to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to deliver humanitarian aid directly to those in need.

This message of solidarity was visible to fans around the world across Premier League digital channels and via match broadcasts.

This is in addition to the numerous ways in which clubs continue to display their support.

In addition to the sanctions from the Premier League, the English Football League has suspended access to its iFollow and other club streaming services in Russia. 

The Football Association is also in contact with the company that controls rights for the FA cup in Russia. 

Sports minister Nigel Huddleston said: “This is absolutely the right thing to do and we fully support the Premier League’s decision to stop broadcasting matches in Russia in response to Putin’s barbaric, senseless invasion of Ukraine.

“Russia cannot be allowed to legitimise its illegal war through sport and culture, and we must work together to ensure Putin remains a pariah on the international stage.”