Nestle temporarily close factories, warehouses in Ukraine

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FILE PHOTO: Swiss national flag flies beside a flag of the canton of Bern in front of the logo of Nestle in Konolfingen

ZURICH – Food group Nestle said it has temporarily closed its factories, warehouses and supply chain in Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

“Ensuring the safety and protection of our employees is our number one priority. For this reason, we have temporarily closed our factories, warehouses and supply chain in Ukraine and we have recommended to our employees to stay at home,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.

The group, which has three factories and around 5,000 employees in Ukraine, said it had contingency plans in place to ensure it can restart the supply of products as soon as safe conditions allow.

(Reporting by Silke Koltrowitz; Editing by Michael Shields)