Ford Motor Company suspending operations in Russia

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Mar 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-01 16:43:23-05

(WXYZ) — Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Farley says the company is suspending their limited operations in Russia and donating $100,000 in humanitarian aid to help those in Ukraine.

Farley made the announcement on Twitter, as the company released the following statement:

As part of the global community, Ford is deeply concerned about the invasion of Ukraine and the resultant threats to peace and stability. The situation has compelled us to reassess our operations in Russia. In recent years, Ford has significantly wound down its Russian operations, which now focus exclusively on commercial van manufacturing and Russian sales through a minority interest in the Sollers Ford joint venture. Given the situation, we have today informed our JV partners that we are suspending our operations in Russia, effective immediately, until further notice.

While we don’t have significant operations in Ukraine, we do have a strong contingent of Ukrainian nationals working at Ford around the world and we will continue to support them through this time.

Ford Fund is also making a $100,000 donation to the Global Giving Ukraine Relief Fund for humanitarian aid to assist Ukrainian citizens and families who have been displaced during this crisis.