NACP adds Bacardi to list of international sponsors of war

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The National Agency on Corruption Prevention of Ukraine (NACP) included the Bermudian company Bacardi Limited in the list of international war sponsors.

After the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine, Bacardi announced that it would stop exporting to russia and stop investing in advertising, but this part later disappeared from the company’s official statement. Therefore, the company continued to supply its products to the russian Federation for millions of dollars and to look for new employees by publishing job advertisements.

The russian division of the Bacardi Rus company imported goods worth USD 169m during the year of the war in Ukraine. According to data on the website of the Federal Tax Service of the russian Federation, the revenue of Bacardi Rus in 2022 increased by 8.5% to RUB 32.6bn (USD 331m).

Bacardi Limited is the largest private international alcohol company in the world, its products are sold in more than 170 countries. The company’s famous brands include Baron Otard, D’USSÉ brandy; Bombay gin; Bacardi rum; Cazadores tequila; Gray Goose vodka, Eristoff; Dewar’s, William Lawson’s, Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Royal Brackla, Craigellachie, Angel’s Envy whiskey and other drinks (Martini, St-Germain, Bénédictine).

In total, Bacardi owns more than 200 trademarks, including the company’s eponymous rum, which is the best-selling rum brand in the world.

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