Ukrainian Leaders Fear Russian Action Marking 6 Months Of Invasion
As of today, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been ongoing for six months and Ukraine also marks its independence day.
While many businesses have shown their support for Ukraine via their pursestrings - pulling out of Russia to choke the country's finances - some have remained in there despite the war, and have attracted criticism for doing so.
The dating app company which includes Tinder is still operating in Russia.
2. Hard Rock Cafe
As is Hard Rock Cafe.
The brand has online sales which are still running in the country, according to Yale researchers.
4. TGI Friday's
The restaurant chain is still operating in Russia.
In a statement released in March, the company said: "As the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues, TGI Fridays stands with the people of Ukraine. As a brand that’s rooted in bringing people of all backgrounds together, we remain hopeful that a peaceful solution can be found to this unprovoked aggression against the people of Ukraine. The decision of whether the TGI Fridays restaurants in Russia, which are owned by independent franchisees, stay open can only be made by local franchisees. We have made the decision to donate any proceeds that we receive as part of our franchisee fees to Mercy Chefs which is providing food and water to both refugees fleeing Ukraine and those suffering inside the country."
5. Tom Ford
The fashion company still operates in Russia.
The plastics brand is actively hiring in Russia.
While the pizza restaurant has suspended royalty payments and limited investment, its restaurants remain open in the country.
Antal is one of two British companies to have fully continued operating in Russia.
9. Triumph Motorcycles
Triumph Motorcycles is the other UK brand doing business as usual.
The Japanese sportswear brand is still operating in Russia.
The Italian fashion brand is still conducting business as usual.
The Italian fashion brand is still operating in Russia. They no longer operate with ecommerce or have official business with the country. But there is a distribution network through third party resellers which the brand said they could not control.
The UAE airline is still flying to Russia.
The Japanese tech company is still operating.
15. Giorgio Armani
The Italian fashion brand is still operating in Russia as usual.
The French clothing company is still conducting business in Russia as usual. A spokesperson for the brand said: "Like other locally based brands, a partner operates for Lacoste in Ukraine, as it does in Russia.
"From the start of the war, Lacoste worked closely with its partner on a daily basis to ensure the safety of the 115 employees operating in Ukraine.
"Lacoste stopped all shipments to Russia."
The Japanese motoring firm is still operating in Russia.
The French company is still operating in Russia.
The Dutch company is still conducting business in Russia.
The Japanese company is still operating in Russia.
indy100 has contacted the companies listed to comment on this story.
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