In connection with the events in Ukraine, the Czech concern Skoda Auto suspends all its activities on the territory of the Russian Federation, including production at two of its factories and the export of cars to the Russian Federation, according to a statement by Skoda Auto, which was reported to reporters on Thursday by its press secretary Simona Havlikova.

“By suspending business activities in the Russian Federation, the Volkswagen Group Board of Directors is responding to the general situation, which is characterized by significant uncertainty and disruptions,” Havlikova said.

The Russian market is one of the most important for Skoda Auto. In 2021, the concern’s share of the Russian Federation was the second largest sales market, 90,400 cars were sold here. In Russia, Skoda Auto produces Rapid, Octavia, Karoq and Kodiaq models. Three models are produced at the company’s plant in Nizhny Novgorod; Rapid is produced at the plant in Kaluga.