Nestle Criticized for Continuing Business in Russia

Nestle has been slammed on social media for refusing to pull out its goods from Russia despite the implementation of international economic sanctions.

Memes and condemnations targeting Nestle have spread on social media after Ukrainian Prime minister Denys Shmyhal said that they failed to reach an understanding with Nestle despite their announcement on their effort to show solidarity with Ukraine.

Nestlé has reportedly stopped selling most of its products in Russia but baby food and cereals are still being stocked on shelves.

“Talked to @Nestle CEO Mr. Mark Schneider about the side effect of staying in the Russian market. Unfortunately, he shows no understanding. Paying taxes to the budget of a terrorist country means killing defenseless children&mothers. Hope that Nestle will change its mind soon,” said Shymhal.

After Shymhal’s tweet, the “#boycottnestle hashtag went viral along with images parodying Nestle’s logo with Nazi symbolism or images of destroyed buildings saying sponsored by Nestle.

“By refusing to stop doing business in Russia, Nestlé is allowing Russia’s war of aggression in Europe to continue. The long-term damage to the company’s reputation is commensurate with the scale of Russian war crimes in Ukraine (huge),” said Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

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