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WPP, the world’s largest agency network, said it will discontinue working in Russia following the invasion of Ukraine, affecting nearly 1,400 employees.
The company, which employs 200 people in Ukraine, has released a statement thanking its Russian staff while informing them of the withdrawal.
“We deeply regret the impact of this decision on our Russian colleagues. We will provide support to them and work closely with our clients and partners as we discontinue our activities in the country,” the statement added.
WPP agencies such as GroupM, Wunderman Thompson and VMLY&R have offices operating in Russia, which accounted for 0.6%