More than eight months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a number of big Dutch firms continue to be active in Russia and remain tight-lipped about the number of people they employ.
Others will not comment on the number of people they employ.
‘That is quite bad,’ Russia expert Helga Salemon of the The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies told the paper.
(..) By remaining active these firms support the Russian economy and become part of the war effort’, she said.
That has now been ‘scaled down’ but it is not clear how many people are still working for the company.
Shell did not want to comment on the number of people it employs in Russia but said it too is phasing out its activities.
Boskalis and Fugro told the paper they no longer had any ‘significant business activity’ either in Russia or Ukraine. »