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McDonald’s Is Abandoning Kazakhstan as Russia’s War Spills Over



Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

McDonald’s Corp. is set to abandon Kazakhstan after disruptions triggered by the invasion of Ukraine left the central Asian nation without a substitute for Russian meat supplies, according to people familiar with the matter.

The world’s biggest fast-food chain will withdraw its trademark golden arches from the nation of 20 million that borders Russia to the north after only six years. Russia’s invasion last year has upended global supply chains and bounced back to the former Soviet republic.