Zara set to reopen stores in Ukraine

Inditex-owned Spanish fast fashion giant Zara will reportedly return to Ukraine in the coming months.

According to a report from the Financial Times, Zara has told landlords in the war torn country that it will reopen 50 of its around 80 stores across Ukraine.

Some 34 stores will remain closed in parts of south and east Ukraine – areas still directly affected by Russia’s ongoing illegal invasion of the country and where the Ukrainian government has prohibited commercial operations.

The report notes that Zara will initially reopen 20 stores in Kyiv in April, adding that there is no timeline for how long the full process of reopening the 50 stores will take.

Zara suspended its operations in both Russia and Ukraine in early 2022 following the start of Russia’s invasion and the imposition of economic sanctions on Moscow.

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