Tuesday, July 26, 2016


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Regulators Close Two More McDonald's In Moscow

Russia has responded to Western sanctions over Ukraine by targeting Western food imports and some U.S. companies.
Russia has responded to Western sanctions over Ukraine by targeting Western food imports and some U.S. companies.

Two more McDonald's restaurants are closing temporarily in Moscow on the orders of state food regulators as Russia and the West feud over Ukraine.

Moscow courts on August 27 granted requests by the regulatory agency Rospotrebnadzor to suspend the operation of a McDonald's at Manezh Square, just outside the Kremlin, and one on Prospekt Mira for 90 days.

The new suspensions bring to eight the number of McDonald's restaurants closed nationwide in recent weeks.

Regulators have cited "technical violations" of health codes and ordered the restaurants to correct them before they can re-open.

Russia has responded to Western sanctions over Ukraine by targeting Western food imports and some U.S. companies.

Moscow slapped a ban on most Western food imports earlier this month after Washington and Brussels imposed economic sanctions targeting Russian economic sectors including finance and energy.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax

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