Russian company Mail.Ru Group, hit by the sanctions from the President’s latest order, is going to close the company’s offices on the territory of Ukraine. Boris Dobrodeev, the General Director of Mail.Ru, announced that in his interview to the Commersant.
“The presence of the representative on the market lost its meaning taking into account the sanctions, Ukraine imposed against us. To make it clear, these are very compact bodies,” Dobrodeev said.
The Mail.ru General Director also noted that Ukrainian employees will get the job offers in Russian offices.
“Referring to the Ukrainian team of the Mail.Ru Group projects, all of them got the job offers in Russian offices of the company,” Dobrodeev announced.
He also added that Ukrainian business’s contribution into the company’s profit wasn’t so substantive.
“Ukrainian business’s contribution into the company’s profit wasn’t so substantive, that’s why we do not expect a negative effect on our financial indexes. We didn’t change our 2017 public forecast,” he added.
As we reported earlier, the presidential decree banning 468 legal entities and 1228 individuals from their business activity on the territory of Ukraine. Also, a number of Russian media agencies got under restrictive measures: media holding RBC, Zvezda, TNT, Moscow Media, Russia Today (RIA News), Nashe Radio, NTV-Plus, NTV, First Channel, Russia 24, RTR-Planet, as well as producers of anti-virus software Kaspersky Lab, Doctor Web and suppliers of popular ERP-systems LLC "1C" and some others.