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An explosion in Kyiv killed an employee of Leroy Merlin, which continues to operate in Russia

Monday, 21 March 2022, 12:09
An explosion in Kyiv killed an employee of Leroy Merlin, which continues to operate in Russia

KATERYNA TYSCHENKO - MONDAY, MARCH 21 2022, 13:09

An explosion in Kyiv's Podil district on Sunday night killed at least one Leroy Merlin Ukraine employee.

Source: Leroy Marlin Ukraine; businessman and former Minister Dmytro Dubilet on Facebook

Quote of Leroy Merlin Ukraine: "Today Leroy Merlin Ukraine was directly affected by the tragedy. The destruction of the store is nothing compared to the lost lives of colleagues. We will always remember."

Details: The company's Ukrainian office has called for a petition against ADEO group stores in Russia, which also includes Leroy Merlin.

At the same time, Dmytro Dubilet said that one employee of Leroy Merlin had died as a result of the explosion in Kyiv.

Background: 8 people died as a result of a shell hitting a shopping centre in the Podil district of Kyiv.

Further background:
· The parent company of the French company Leroy Merlin, which continues to operate in Russia, has cut off Ukrainian employees from corporate communications.
· In 2020, Leroy Merlin contributed $335 million to the budget of the Russian Federation in taxes.

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