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Japan Tobacco Halts Ukraine Plant as Fighting Intensifies

  • JT says safety of 900 factory workers has been confirmed
  • Plant in Kremenchuk makes cigarettes for local market
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Japan Tobacco Inc. said it temporarily suspended operations at its plant in Ukraine after Russia began attacking the country.

The safety of all 900 workers at the facility has been confirmed and the company is monitoring developments closely, a spokesman at Japan Tobacco wrote in an email Friday. The factory, located in a industrial city of Kremenchuk in central Ukraine, makes cigarettes for the local market.