No plans to ban McDonald's in Russia

|About: McDonald's Corporation (MCD)|By:, SA News Editor

Despite the closing of three McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) restaurants in Moscow, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich says Russian authorities are not planning on closing the chain in the country.

"No one is talking about it at all (a ban on McDonald's in Russia)," says Dvorkovich. "It has just happened that the inspections were completed at the same time."

The outlets were closed as Russia introduced a one-year ban on agricultural imports from the West in retaliation over U.S. and European sanctions.