McDonald's Temporarily Shuts Down Russian Locations Over Attack on Ukraine

The McDonald’s Corporation has made a recent announcement that it will temporarily close restaurants and halt operations in Russia as a response to the country's invasion of Ukraine. McDonald's has over 850 locations in Russia.


In an an email to McDonald’s employees and franchisees, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski stated, “The conflict in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis in Europe has caused unspeakable suffering to innocent people. As a system, we join the world in condemning aggression and violence and praying for peace.”

Such is a pointed stance in opposition to Russia's actions towards Ukraine, which joins much of the globe in condemning them.

The global show of support for Ukraine during this time has been crucial, which embodies the energy in a recent TikTok clip showing star of the platform, Ash Yi, eating and enjoying Ukrainian comfort food.