McDonald’s announces its departure from Russia and the lines are lined up for the last meal

FORhen the announcement of the closure of McDonald’s restaurants in Russia – 30 years after their arrival in the country – Russian citizens were lining up at the doors of many restaurants across the country.

On social networks, several photos and videos have been published showing, on foot or in cars, many customers of the chain trying to have a last meal.

McDonald’s will temporarily close 850 restaurants, while continuing to pay salaries.

The announcement comes after pressure for the company, along with other brands such as Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, which remain in Russia, to cease operations in the country. Many companies have already abandoned the country due to the invasion.

In the early hours of February 24, Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine that killed at least 406 civilians and injured more than 800 and caused the flight of more than two million people to neighboring countries, according to the latest UN data. the UN.

The Russian invasion was condemned by most of the international community, which responded by sending arms to Ukraine and increasing economic sanctions against Moscow.

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