(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – While more than 400 global companies have shuttered operations in Russia because Russia invaded Ukraine and because of the genocide and war crimes being committed by Russian troops, there are still numerous companies with American ties that have decided they will continue to do business in Russia.
The question being raised by Americans on both sides of the political divide is whether those companies should face boycotts in the United States.
Several of the companies are very well-known, global brands, including:
- Burger King
- Marriott Hotels
- Marks & Spencer
Perhaps the most controversial company to remain in operation is Koch Industries, owned by members of the Koch family, which has been extremely active in conservative and libertarian politics for decades.
As CNBC notes, the decision to halt operations is not always as cut and dried nor as easy as it may seem to the average individual due to contractual agreements.
At the same time, at some point, the decision of whether or not to continue doing business in a country that is slaughtering the citizens of a neighboring country becomes a question of morality – not money.
What is your opinion? Do you applaud the American and global companies that have closed operations in Russia? Why or why not? Should Americans boycott companies that continue to conduct business in Russia? Why or why not? Please email [email protected] with your thoughts and opinions.
Fast food giants Burger King and Subway, British retailer Marks & Spencer and hotel chains Accor and Marriott are among a number of companies restricted from withdrawing amid complicated franchise agreements https://t.co/WBhdoSI4QQ
— Karen Gilchrist (@_karengilchrist) March 18, 2022