Like many major food chains, Starbucks licenses its locations but does not operate them.
A Ukrainian flag stands in front of a school in Merefa, Ukraine, on May 18. Since the fighting began in February, a number of companies have withdrawn entirely from Russia. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI
Starbucks announced in March that it would temporarily close Russian locations and halt shipments to them due to the war in Ukraine. Several other U.S. businesses have also withdrawn entirely from Russia.
Starbucks has been in Russia since 2007.
Starbucks said in March that its licensing partners all agreed to suspend operations.
A local woman walks down a dirt road on Monday as life tries to return to normal after Russian shelling hit the small town of Biskvitne, Ukraine, east of Kharkiv. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI | License Photo