“Ukraine is, of course, home to many suppliers, hence we too will have to face production interruptions and supply disruptions for important components,” Maximilian Schoeberl, BMW’s director of corporate affairs, said in an earnings webcast.

BMW and Volkswagen warned this week that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing shortages of some vital components, forcing them to reduce vehicle production in Europe, AP reports.

The two German carmakers said the war is having a “negative” effect on auto supply chains, which have already been battered by shortages of semiconductors.

BMW said Wednesday that bottlenecks at its suppliers in Ukraine have forced the automaker to adjust or interrupt production at a number of factories, which is likely to have a negative impact on vehicle sales figures.

“Ukraine is, of course, home to many suppliers, hence we too will have to face production interruptions and supply disruptions for important components,” Maximilian Schoeberl, BMW’s director of corporate affairs, said in an earnings webcast.

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