Aon suspends Russia operations
Global broker puts staff in Russia on paid leave as the Ukraine crisis continues
Aon is to suspend its operations in Russia as the invasion of Ukraine continues.
The global broking giant said staff in Russia will continue to be paid.
The move comes as rival Marsh McLennan said it will exit all of its businesses in Russia, transferring the ownership to local management.
Aon chief executive, Greg Case, said: “The escalation of the conflict in Ukraine continues to cause the senseless loss of life to innocent civilians and the intentional destruction of schools, civilian property and infrastructure.
“It is why we have made the decision to suspend operational activity in Russia, including putting our colleagues in Russia on paid leave.”