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Ukraine Mondelez Plant Sustains 'Significant' Damage

The company does not believe any employees were injured in the attack.

Mondelez, the Chicago-based maker of Oreo cookies and other snack foods, has 133 manufacturing plants around the globe.

CEO Dirk van du Put said that the company would close its manufacturing plants in Ukraine at the outset of the Russian invasion.

But Mondelez has been criticized for continuing to operate in Russia, despite scaling back “non-essential activities.”

Watch: Manufacturers Closing Facilities in Ukraine 

The company defended its decision to keep Russian plants running, saying they were helping to maintain the continuity of the food supply.

Meanwhile, the company announced that its Oreo plant in Trostyanets, a town in eastern Ukraine, had sustained “significant damages” as a result of the military action.

Reuters reports that Mondelez says telecommunications outages in the area of the plant have made it difficult to reach all employees.

But they do not believe any employees were injured in the attack.

Reports claim that Ukrainian forces have recently taken back Trostyanets from Russia.

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