Kyiv reacts to destruction of Pepsi building: ‘Rocket paid for with their taxes’

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense announces that Russian airstrikes destroyed a Pepsi factory in Kyiv on Wednesday night. This reports the German news website

In addition to images meant to document the damage done, the ministry said in a tweet that Pepsi was on a list of war sponsors because of its continued business activities in Russia. “They paid for the missile that destroyed their plant with their taxes in Russia,” the statement said.

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified / confirmed. For this reason, the report must be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for parties to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or weaken the position of the opponent.

Image:, Владимир Зеленский (03-03-2022) (cropped), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, (no changes made)

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