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McDonald’s, which employs about 62,000 people in Russia, has announced that following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, it will close all of its 850 branches on Monday.

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A super-fanatic Russian McDonald’s chained himself to a Moscow restaurant in a desperate attempt to prevent it from closing.

A man believed to be Luka Safronov has been filmed staging one last protest just hours before all of Russia’s golden domes are to close indefinitely following the invasion of Ukraine.

The fast food giant employs about 62,000 people in Russia, and it announced that after the country’s invasion of Ukraine, it will close all 850 of its branches on Monday.

This left many fans heartbroken because they would be left without Big Macs or chicken nuggets and comes as the country is running out of Coca Cola after the company decided to suspend business in Russia.

However, some of the more business-savvy customers have taken advantage of the situation and are now launching regular McDonald’s meals online for hundreds of pounds.

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A man believed to be Luka Safronov was filmed staging one last protest before McDonald’s branches in Russia were closed indefinitely
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According to information from a Russian online market, the price of McDonald’s meals has increased even though the food is being sold cold.

Some even go so far as to try to get four burgers, nuggets and dipping sauces for a whopping £250.

A business woman or budding man trying to get just two burgers, two drinks and a cherry pie for £46.

On top of that, Coca-Cola canceled its supply to Russia, which has seen the price of a cold coke go up to £8.

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He chained himself to the door of the restaurant in an attempt to fight the closure
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Heartbroken Russians are said to have shouted: ‘Closing the door is an act of hostility against me and my compatriots’
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But Luka does not care about this, and today took to the streets with a defiant attitude.

He chained himself to the restaurant door in an attempt to resist the closure until it ended bitterly.

The heartbroken Russian is said to have shouted: “Closing the door is an act of hostility against me and my compatriots!”

While he protested, other customers made the most of their last day at McDonald’s, walking past him and inside.







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Later, others could be heard laughing at the futile protest as crowds gathered and police approached him.

Finally, at last, the police pulled him away, marking the end of his protest.

It comes after McDonald’s President and CEO Chris Kempckinski said in a letter to employees closing its stores was, for now, the right thing to do.

“As we move forward, McDonald’s will continue to assess the situation and determine if any further measures are needed,” he said.

“At this time, it is impossible to predict when we will be able to reopen our restaurants in Russia.

“We are experiencing disruptions to our supply chain along with other operational impacts. We will also closely monitor the humanitarian situation.”

McDonald’s is not the only company to start operations in Russia.

Starbucks closed 130 stores while Disney, Ikea, Netflix, Spotify and countless others followed suit.

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