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Mazda Sees No Return Path to Production in Russia, Yomiuri Says

The Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus LLC plant in Vladivostok, Russia.

The Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus LLC plant in Vladivostok, Russia.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
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Mazda Motor Corp. is considering a permanent exit from Russia after its invasion of Ukraine put a halt on the Japanese carmaker’s production in the country.

The company said its withdrawal is under discussion as it sees no path to restarting production in Russia, following a Yomiuri report that said it had decided to pull out. The Hiroshima-based carmaker had manufactured cars for the Russian market in the eastern city of Vladivostok since 2012, according to the Yomiuri.