Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) listed Metro Cash & Carry as an international sponsor of war. The agency announced it on its official Twitter account.
The decision was made due to the company’s continuing operations in Russia.
"In addition to further paying taxes, thereby supporting Russia’s war machine, the company’s management is directly involved in the transportation of Russian natural gas to Central and Eastern Europe, while the whole civilized world is getting rid of energy resources that come from the terrorist state. Metro has also not rejected payments made with Mir cards issued by Russian Sberbank and is implementing new projects in Russia," the agency says.
The company’s Russian outlets were also spotted while trading "Wagner’s sledgehammers," iconic attributes of the notorious Wagner Group, which was designated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as a transnational criminal organization.
On February 23, the NACP added Auchan to the list of international sponsors of war. The company was listed because it has refused to join the boycott of the terrorist state and hasn’t closed its business in Russia.