Political figures across both parties are calling for a boycott of Russian-made products, specifically Russian vodka, to put further economic pressure on Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) is leading the charge by signing an executive order instructing stores “to begin removing Russian-made and Russian-branded spirits from our liquor and wine outlets until further notice.”
In a tweet on Saturday, Governor Sununu said, “This morning I signed an Executive Order instructing @nhliquorwine outlets to begin removing Russian-made and Russian-branded spirits from our liquor and wine outlets until further notice. New Hampshire stands with the people of Ukraine in their fight for freedom.”
Other state governors are pursuing similar actions, and the movement to remove Russian products from store shelves has even spread to Canada.
Of course, it remains to be seen just how effective such measures will be in putting real pressure on Russia to cease hostilities in Ukraine.
Russia’s small economy functions largely off oil and gas exports, something that neither President Biden nor the EU has been willing to sanction. Until Russia’s primary economic driver is under attack, hope for Ukraine will continue to fade.
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