Mondelez is listed as an international sponsor of the war in Ukraine

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12:45, 26.05.2023

This was reported by the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption.

According to the agency, the case concerns Mondelez International, an American multinational confectionery, food and beverage company.

The company is one of the leaders in the production of confectionery on the territory of an enemy state.

At the end of 2022 the company has added more than $61 million to the budget of the terrorist Russian state in taxes.

At the end of the military year 2022, the profit of the Russian branch of Mondelez International amounted to $339 million (+303% for the year), while the revenue was more than $1 billion (+38% for the year). The company added more than $61 million in taxes to its budget.

Mondelez is flaunting its charitable support for children affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And at the same time, it is expanding its operations in the aggressor country and continues to pay substantial funds into its state budget.

After Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine began, Mondelez employees in the Baltic region, covering Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, sent a petition to CEO Dirk Van de Putt asking him to stop all business in Russia. However, Mondelez responded formally: it promised to suspend new investments and investments in advertising in Russia.


As you know, due to Russian aggression, Mondelez International lost its factory in Trostianets, Sumy region. The factory produced such popular products as Milka and Korona chocolate bars, Oreo, TUC and Belvita biscuits, Barney Bear sponge cakes, Lux crisps, Halls lollipops, and more. Despite the destruction of the factory by Russian troops, the company decided not to leave the Russian market.

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Artur Zayonts

Artur Zayonts specialises in news from the frontline. A historian by education, Arthur has always sought to bring depth and context to his journalistic work.