Eager to show they support the besieged Ukrainians, people have been pouring Russian vodka down the sink or in the gutter. And a number of US states have said they will no longer be importing or doing business with Russian companies.
In New York, Governor Kathy Hochul signed an executive order Sunday forbidding her state from doing business with Russia and said Ukrainian refugees are welcome in New York.
‘We have said we’ll open up our hearts, our homes, our resources to the people of the Ukraine, to say, ‘We stand with you,’ Hochul said.
Even Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shared the same sentiment on the ongoing conflict.:
“I’ve asked the members of the Texas Restaurant Association, Texas Package Stores Association & all Texas retailers to voluntarily remove all Russian products from their shelves. Texas stands with Ukraine,” the governor tweeted.
While this won’t likely change much and are mostly symbolic gestures— after all most Russian vodka isn’t even made there — it shows the groundswell of support for the beleaguered nation.