Games Workshop: Nottingham company suspends Russian sales over ‘horrific’ invasion

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Nottingham games company Games Workshop has suspended all sales of its Warhammer products in Russia after its ‘horrific’ invasion of Ukraine. The firm, headquartered in Lenton, said it “didn’t take the decision lightly” in a short statement issued on its website on Wednesday, March 16.

This is due to the games’ popularity in the country, with the announcement recognising that there are “many Russian hobbyists who don’t condone the war”. A number of gaming companies have ceased operations in Russia after Ukraine’s deputy prime minister, Mykhailo Fedorov, called for them to do so.

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This includes Activision-Blizzard, EA, Take-Two, CD Projekt, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Sony, and Epic. It is part of a wider trend amongst businesses, with Coca Cola, McDonalds and Apple all recently doing similar.

The statement reads in full: “We are terribly saddened by the horrific events taking place in Ukraine. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to all those affected by Russia’s actions. In light of this, Games Workshop is suspending all sales of Warhammer products into Russia.

“We didn’t take this decision lightly. We know that there are many Russian hobbyists who don’t condone the war. Yet, we must stand with those suffering.”

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