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Decathlon reverses its stance on Russia following demands for a boycott.

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Decathlon, a French sportswear store, has halted operations in Russia following criticism of its choice to stay. The firm claimed it could no longer operate in the nation due to supply chain disruptions, but that it would continue to assist its 2,500 Russian employees. Following the Ukraine crisis, several individuals called for a boycott of the firm, which has 60 outlets in Russia.

“I’ve been a frequent client of @decathlonuk for over two decades, and I’ve readily recommended their goods to others.” “By refusing to halt economic activity in Russia, Auchan Holding takes a purposeful choice to further promote Russian atrocities in Ukraine and gain blood profits,” Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated in a tweet. Customers should boycott the firm, as well as Decathlon and the Leroy Merlin home improvement chain, which is also controlled by Association Familiale Mulliez.

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