Russia Might Ban McDonald's in Case of Revealed Violations – Lawmaker
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He pointed out that such measures may be taken in response to the possible new US sanctions against Russia.
"They are gaining profit from our market but are not making any efforts to counteract the sanctions," Pushkov said.
The lawmaker added that the possible withdrawal of McDonald’s from the Russian market would allow Russian companies to develop national fast food restaurant chains.
The new sanctions, if adopted, will boost restrictive measures against Russia, particularly against the Russian energy industry, due to Russia's alleged interference in US 2016 presidential elections and Ukraine’s internal affairs.
Russian officials have repeatedly denied accusations of meddling in the November 8 election and undermining territorial integrity of Ukraine.