Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Renault (but also Leroy Merlin or Auchan) before the French parliament on Wednesday, March 23. “sponsors of the Russian war machine”† A month after the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine began, the French automobile company has finally taken action against Russia, responsible for a conflict that has already claimed many victims and displaced thousands of people in Europe.
To back up his president’s words, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba, for his part, called for a global boycott of Renault, in a tweet published on Wednesday evening, March 23.
“Renault refuses to withdraw from Russia. While it’s no surprise that Renault supports such a brutal war in Europe† But mistakes must come with a price, especially if they are repeated. I call on customers and companies around the world to boycott Groupe Renault.”
Dmytro Kouleba, Ukrainian Foreign Minister
A financial loss of several billion euros
In the process, faced with pressure and threats of a boycott, the French manufacturer announced it would suspend “the activities of the Renault plant in Moscow”† With regard to its Russian subsidiary AvtoVAZ, of which Renault owns 63%, the French company has announced that it is evaluating “the possible options regarding his participation”reports Good morning†
In a press release, the group also specifies its intention to act “responsible to its 45,000 employees in Russia”without further specification.
Renault to launch three new car models in Russia in preparation for international rollout, as reported the gallery† The Vladimir Putin-ruled country represents the second largest global market by volume. always according to the gallery, the financial damage for the French manufacturer amounts to at least three billion euros. The price of millions of lives?