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L’Oreal is temporarily closing its own stores in Russia, but


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Cosmetics giant L’Oreal will temporarily close its own stores and counters operated directly from Russian department stores, as well as its e-commerce sites in the country, the company announced on Tuesday, citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Reuters reports.

“We strongly condemn the Russian invasion and the war in Ukraine, which is causing so much suffering to the Ukrainian people,” the French company said in a statement.

The world’s largest cosmetics company has also said it will suspend all industrial and national average investment in Russia and consider additional measures, trying to take care of its 2,200 employees in the country.

L’Oreal has 326 Ukrainian employees, most of whom remain in their home country, in what he called “increasingly unbearable conditions”.

“We are concerned about them and fear for their safety,” the company added.

The group is donating 5 million euros to international and regional aid organizations, as well as to United Nations agencies providing humanitarian aid.