GSK stops sales of supplement, vitamin to Russia

A GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo is seen at the GSK research centre in Stevenage, Britain November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

April 6 (Reuters) - Britain's GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) said on Wednesday its consumer arm stopped imports of supplements and vitamins into Russia as the drugmaker seeks to minimise ties with Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

"We support global sanctions and will comply with them," GSK had said earlier on its website. "We have taken a precautionary approach to stop, to the fullest extent possible, any direct involvement and support to the Russian government and military."

(This story corrects headline and text to drop reference to GSK cutting ties with the Russian government on April 6, as the news is dated and was published to GSK's website a few weeks ago; adds dropped word GSK in second paragraph)

Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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