The leader of Russia's ultranationalist Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, follows the McDonald's closure in Crimea by saying "the closure of McDonald’s restaurants in Crimea is a good thing. It would be great if it shut down all its restaurants in Russia."- he said.

“After McDonald's we'll deal with Pepsi-Cola”- he added.

McDonald's has suspended work at its restaurants in Crimea for "manufacturing reasons". It offered to help relocate staff to Ukraine, signaling it did not expect its Crimean business to reopen in the near future.