Journalists find out that Russia's Auchan was supplying the military occupiers with aid
"Auchan has been sending goods to the Russian military under the guise of humanitarian aid to civilians.
It became known from a joint investigation by The Insider, Le Monde and Bellingcat.
According to the journalists, the Russian supermarket chain Auchan, which is owned by a French trading company, supplied goods to the Russian military in the occupied Ukrainian territories. It was done under the guise of humanitarian aid to civilians.
The deliveries consisted of both goods from Auchan warehouses and goods collected by volunteers from Auchan shops in different regions of the aggressor country.
Among the allegedly "humanitarian aid" goods, Auchan sent socks for men with size 40 shoes, cigarettes, lighters, razors and toothpaste, all of which did not look very much like aid for children and women.
Auchan also drove its employees to the Russian military registration and enlistment offices. The company passed on the details of its employees to the military registration and after the mobilisation was announced, the employees were handed summonses right at the workplace and asked to resign.