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Decathlon suspends activities in Russia following public outcry

French sports activities store chain Decathlon suspends activities in Russia following public outcry

Sportswear business Decathlon has suspended its activities in Russia after public outrage.

The French company confronted a barrage of criticism for staying in the nation, together with from the Ukraine overseas minister and social media customers who known as for a boycott of the retailer. 

Decathlon, which has 60 shops in Russia, mentioned it might proceed to assist its 2,500 workers there.

Shoppers leave a Decathlon store in Moscow today. Decathlon faced a barrage of criticism for staying in the Russia, including from the Ukraine foreign minister who called for a boycott of the retailer

Shoppers depart a Decathlon retailer in Moscow at the moment. Decathlon confronted a barrage of criticism for staying in the Russia, together with from the Ukraine overseas minister who known as for a boycott of the retailer

A company spokesman mentioned: ‘In the dramatic context of Ukraine, we’re following the evolution of occasions and significantly the state of affairs of these straight affected.

In strict compliance with worldwide sanctions, Decathlon notes that the availability situations are now not met to proceed its exercise in Russia.’

Decathlon is owned by the French retail large Association Familiale Mulliez, which has been underneath hearth over the failure of its Auchan grocery store chain to tug out of Russia.

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