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McDonald’s, Coca Cola and KFC branded ‘terrible’ as it’s doing business as usual in Russia

It’s McShame as burger giants McDonald’s and Burger King along with Coca-Cola, KFC and other major Western companies continue to do business in Russia despite Vladimir Putin’s barbaric war.

McDonald's in Moscow is still making dough
McDonald’s in Moscow is still making dough

McDonald’s and other major western companies face growing anger tonight for continuing to operate in Russia.

Burger King, KFCPepsi and Coca-Cola also among those who still make money though Vladimir Putin’s War above Ukraine.

Labour’s Chris Bryant accuses some giants of “losing their moral compass”.

Others, including Apple and Visa, will suspend trading in Russia.

The public backlash against the Western giants still trading in Russia is growing tonight as they face withdrawal requests.

While some big names have been suspended from operations, others such as McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Starbucks have continued to operate in the country, despite Ukraine’s aggression.

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Calls to boycott those companies are growing, aiming for further isolation Vladimir Putin about his barbaric shelling of innocent civilians as his forces sweep across the land.

Labor MP Chris Bryant said it was “appalling” that companies “won’t do the right thing”. “Some of these multinationals have lost their moral compass,” he added.

Lib Dem leader Ed Davey added: “Too many Western companies think it’s normal business despite Putin’s terrible invasion of Ukraine.

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“Apple, Visa, Netflix and others bravely led the way by withdrawing from Russia. I hope others will now follow suit. It’s time to cut off Putin’s rogue regime for good. ”

Foreign Minister Liz Truss was asked today if she supports the idea of ​​“Pepsi, McDonald’s and Coke pull out of Russia” and she replied: “Yes”.

McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Starbucks and KFC owner Yum Brands were reached today but did not respond this evening.







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Anger grew on social media at the continuation of the transaction. One Twitter user said of McDonald’s: “You keep paying taxes to the Russian government, where the war started.”

Another wrote: “Stop supporting Russia, a nation that kills civilians. Notification. Boycott makes a difference”.

One problem for some multinational fast food companies in Russia is that their stores are run by local franchisors. However, McDonald’s owns the majority of its 847 restaurants.







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Burger King says its 800 stores are “owned and operated by local franchisees and are not company-owned restaurants.”

It added: “We support sanctions and will require our franchisees in Russia to also comply with them.”

Starbucks says its 130 stores in Russia are owned by a “licensed partner”.







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Next, Clothing Next becomes the latest Western company to act to protest Putin’s murderous invasion.

It has stopped shipping the products and will now open its warehouse in Russia and shut down its website there.

Companies including Apple, Netflix, Zara and Jaguar Land Rover have announced they will suspend operations in Russia.







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BP and Shell reveal plans to pull out of the country altogether.

Some companies that are still doing business in Russia are facing pressure from investors.

The New York State Pension Fund, a shareholder of both McDonald’s and PepsiCo Inc, has urged the companies and others to consider pausing their operations.







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Uniqlo is also still operating in Russia. But Tadashi Yanai, chief executive officer of owner Fast Retailing, said: “Clothes are a necessity of life.

“The Russian people have the right to live like us.”







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Some online users also point to the fact that the West is continuing to buy oil and gas from Russia. British supermarkets, including Tesco and Asda, have pledged more than £5 million to help Ukrainians.

Tesco Mobile has eliminated all charges for UK customers making calls to loved ones in the country.

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