Sainsbury’s is renaming chicken kievs to match the Ukrainian spelling of the capital city, in the wake of the Russian invasion, while John Lewis and Waitrose are removing Russian products from shelves.
The supermarket chain said it would start rolling out new packaging in the coming weeks using chicken kyiv, rather than the Russian spelling kiev.
It will also stop selling all products that are sourced purely from Russia – Russian standard vodka and Karpayskiye black sunflower seeds.
Waitrose also said that it will remove a Russian vodka from its shelves while John Lewis will no longer sell a line of pizza oven pellets which it sources from the country.
The John Lewis Partnership, which includes Waitrose, added: “We’re working with our suppliers to review products that have components of Russian origin and will be seeking to mitigate further exposure to the region.”
It comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin last week launched a full-scale and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.