In March 2022, in Saint Petersburg, several Auchan stores are suspected of having collected products for officially humanitarian aid. Among the items, canned pork stews, woolen socks, but also axes, nails and gas stove cartridges. According to the World survey, this load would have been sent to the Ukrainian front and offered to the Russian army. A former employee of Auchan, now a refugee in Europe, affirms it. “I asked the management controller, what was the destination of this humanitarian aid. She said, it is for the special military operation, alas”says Alexsei.