Bottler Coca-Cola HBC shuts Ukraine plant

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FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Coca-Cola are seen at a Carrefour Hypermarket store in Montreuil, near Paris

– Soft drinks bottler Coca-Cola HBC has closed its plant in Ukraine, and asked staff in the country to remain at home following Russia’s invasion of its former Soviet neighbour, a spokesperson told Reuters via email.

“We will keep this under review over the coming days,” the company spokesperson said.

The company, one of Coca-Cola’s many bottlers worldwide, also counts Russia among its largest markets.

(Reporting by Yadarisa Shabong in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)