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Sainsbury's Halts Sale Of Products 100% Sourced From Russia

British supermarket group Sainsbury's has removed from sale all products that are 100% sourced from Russia in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it said on Friday.

The retailer said it will no longer sell two products – Russian Standard vodka and Karpayskiye black sunflower seeds. On Thursday rivals the Co-operative and Morrisons both delisted Russian Standard vodka.

Chicken Kyiv

Sainsbury's said it will re-name Chicken Kiev to Chicken Kyiv to show solidarity with Ukraine.

The Ukrainian capital was known as Kiev under Soviet rule but Ukrainians call it Kyiv.

Sainsbury's, Britain's second-largest grocer behind Tesco, also said it would donate £2 million ($2.7 million) to charity to help with the humanitarian crisis.

Co-operative and Morrisons

In a similar move two the Co-operative and Morrisons, have removed from sale Russian-made vodka in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, they said on Thursday.

"In response to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces and as a sign of solidarity with the people of Ukraine we've taken the decision to remove from sale Russian-made Vodka," said a spokesperson for the Co-op, Britain's seventh biggest supermarket group according to latest industry data.

Russian Standard vodka has been taken off sale with immediate effect as it is "overtly marketed as being Russian" and is produced in the country, added the spokesperson.

A spokesperson for No. 4 player Morrisons said it had also de-listed Russian Standard.

News by Reuters edited by Donna Ahern Checkout. For more retail stories click here. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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