Vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has suspended sales to Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.
The firm announced that it made the decision due to the “wellbeing” of its workforce and those “within our extended network”.
JLR sold 6,900 cars in Russia in 2021 and currently operates production sites across the globe, with UK-based plants in Castle Bromwich and Solihull working alongside its headquarters in Coventry. It also has its engine manufacturing centre at the i54 north of Wolverhampton and a factory in Slovakia.
Sanctions imposed on Russia have heavily restricted the ability of companies to sell goods there.
JLR produces Jaguar cars and Land Rover and Range Rover sport utility vehicles.
The company said: “Jaguar Land Rover’s first priority is the wellbeing of our entire workforce and their families, as well as those within our extended network.
“The current global context also presents us with trading challenges so we are pausing the delivery of vehicles into the Russian market and continually monitoring the situation on behalf of our global customer base.”