Several European dairies stop their activities in Russia because of the Ukraine war. Finland’s largest dairy cooperative Valio stops all its business in Russia. Valio has one cheese factory near Moscow and contract manufacturing partners and sales offices in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Valio employs about 400 people in Russia. The Denmark headquartered dairy cooperative Arla has initiated preparations to suspend its business in Russia. This will cover both its local operations and imports, which were much reduced by the embargo put in place in 2014.