Volkswagen, Ikea and Lego cease operations in Russia

Volkswagen, Ikea and Lego cease operations in Russia

Volkswagen, Ikea and Lego are added to the long list of companies that cut off their trade relations with Russia.

The carmaker Volkswagen announced today that it is suspending the operation of its factories in Russia “until recently”, while it is also suspending its car sales in the country.

According to the company, production at the Kaluga and Nizhny Novgorod plants will be stopped immediately.

“With the suspension of all our business activities in Russia, we are reacting to the great uncertainty and the reversals of the general situation,” VW announced.

Yesterday, Wednesday, Mercedes-Benz also announced that it is suspending its car sales in Russia, as well as the operation of its facilities in the country.

The toy company Lego suspended deliveries of orders to 81 stores in Russia as a result of sanctions imposed on Russia, according to the news website Finans.

“We have suspended all product deliveries to Russia in the wake of sanctions and the unpredictable business environment,” Finans quoted a Lego spokesman as saying.

Lego was not immediately available for comment.

In addition, the Swedish furniture giant Ikea announced today the suspension of its activities in Russia and Belarus, a move that affects almost 15,000 employees, 17 stores and 3 production points.

“The war has a huge human impact and also translates into a serious disruption of the production and trade chain, which is why the group’s companies have decided to temporarily suspend Ikea’s operations in Russia,” the group said in a statement to AFP. the suspension in Belarus.

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