Dan Murphy’s and BWS have made the decision to remove all Russian-made vodka from its shelves after calls for boycotts from the Australian Ukrainian community.
“As an organisation, Endeavour Group [Dan Murphy’s and BWS’ parent company] is deeply concerned with the situation in Ukraine and we join the calls for peace,” a spokesperson told the ABC.
“Following feedback from a variety of stakeholders, we have decided to remove products of Russian origin from our stores, hotels and online businesses in the coming days.”
The company also owns Jimmy Brings, Cellarmasters and ALH Hotels.
This comes after the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations asked the federal government to ban the import and distribution of Russian imports.
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The news comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison committed an initial payment of more than $4 million to Ukraine for military assistance.
The $US3 million payment will go to NATO’s Trust Fund for Ukraine to support non-lethal military equipment and medical supplies.
Landmarks across Canberra have also been lit up in the colours of Ukraine’s Flag as a show of support to the people and Government of Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict with Russia.