The NSDC has put an end to the issue of opening stores of the Russian network

The Russian discounter Svetofor intended to open 40 stores throughout Ukraine by the end of the year.Russian discounter "Svetofor" was banned from working in Ukraine / photo facebook.com/mereukraine/photosRussian discounter “Svetofor” was banned from working in Ukraine / photo facebook.com/mereukraine/photos

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has banned the Russian chain of discounters “Traffic Light” from working in Ukraine.

As a UNIAN correspondent reports, NSDC Secretary Aleksey Danilov said this at a briefing after today’s meeting of the Security Council.

“The MERE company after today’s meeting of the NSDC has no right to work. Today the only city that remains is Belaya Tserkov. They are still busy there, but after today’s meeting of the NSDC they can no longer work on the territory of our country,” he noted.

At the same time, he recalled that “they work in Crimea, and that is why they came under our sanctions.”

As UNIAN reported earlier, in June it became known that in some cities of Ukraine, in particular in Nikolaev, they plan to reopen the MERE store – the Russian chain of discounters “Svetofor”, which was closed in 2020. In addition, the chain intended to open 40 stores throughout Ukraine by the end of the year.

Danilov called the intention of the Russian chain of discounters “Svetofor” to open its MERE store in Nikolaev an operation of the Russian special services.

The mayor of Nikolaev, Alexander Senkevich, said that the city authorities have no legal authority to prevent the resumption of the store’s work.

However, in September Danilov once again announced that the chain of these stores would not work in Ukraine.

(c)UNIAN 2021

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