Unilever suspends all imports, exports of products to Russia

Unilever suspends all imports, exports of products to Russia

Moscow (Russia): Amid Russia’s ongoing military operations in Ukraine, food and consumer goods giant Unilever has suspended all imports and exports of its products to Russia.

Also, the company will cease all media and advertising spending in Russia and says it will not profit from its presence in Russia, CNN reported.

In a statement, Unilever said, “We will continue to supply our everyday essential food and hygiene products made in Russia to people in the country. We will keep this under close review.” 

It added, “We join calls for an end to this war and hope that peace, human rights, and the international rule of law will prevail.”

Speaking about its operations in Ukraine, Unilever said, “Our business operations in Ukraine have stopped and we are now fully focused on ensuring the safety of our Ukrainian employees and their families, including helping with their evacuation where necessary, and providing additional financial support. We have also committed to donate €5m of essential Unilever products to the humanitarian relief effort.”

first published:March 9, 2022, 12:03 a.m.

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