The U.S. fast food chain McDonald’s announced on Friday it had closed its three restaurants in Crimea (Sevastopol, Simferopol and Yalta).

Although the chain has not provided a clear explanation, its decision was likely prompted by the political situation.

Commenting on the announcement, the leader of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party (Nationalist), Vladimir Zhirinovsky, said that the chain would be well advised to also close all of its approximately 400 restaurants throughout the rest of the Federation. After bidding good riddance to McDonald’s, "Pepsi-Cola would be next", he said.