McDonald’s leaves Russia 32 years later | War in Ukraine

McDonald’s admitted on Monday that it would sell its entire business in Russia with the aim of permanently leaving the country where it has been present for more than 32 years, thus becoming the last major Western group to leave Russian territory since the beginning. of the invasion of Ukraine.

The news was announced on Monday by the newspaper the New York Times which quotes a message sent by Chris Kempczinski, the company’s executive chairman, to the brand’s employees and suppliers. “This is a complicated, unprecedented issue with far-reaching consequences,” he wrote. “Some might argue that ensuring access to food and continuing to employ tens of thousands of citizens is the right thing to do. But it is impossible to ignore the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. And it is impossible to imagine the Golden Arches [as letras amarelas do logótipo do McDonald’s] representing the same hope and promise that led us to enter the Russian market 32 ​​years ago.

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