Neither is banned in his country. If you've seen his other posts on the subject he just refuses to use either service. That's his choice.
His options are to wait for the items to go to the C-Store. All he will lose is the Titles and the Doff pack. Everything else will be in the C-Store on the 21st.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
The thing I find best about this is that if you pony up the $125 for these ships you get nine ships but no free ship slots. So if you want to use all nine ships you'll have to purchase more slots which will likely net even more money in Cryptic's pocket.
And there is no information released on the ships themselves other than their consoles... and their consoles really suck in tier 1 to 4 ..and there is only one tier 5 console imo that is worth getting...but not for that dinky ship its in..and its locked to the ship since its tier 5.
Aside from that.. titles, and junk benefits.
I seriously wonder why people would buy this thing. Its just lame and expensive.