The effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could soon be felt at your favorite dive bar and wherever you purchase your liquor.
With the United States and so many other countries standing in overwhelming solidarity with the people of Ukraine amidst Russian President Vladimir Putin’s violent and unjustified invasion of his neighboring country, many stores are now refusing to keep Russian vodka in stock.
States like Utah, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Ohio have all ordered Russian vodka removed from their store shelves.
“Utah stands in solidarity with Ukraine and will not support Russian enterprises, no matter how small the exchange,” said Utah Governor Spencer Cox.
Personally, I believe any boycotting of Russian imports can further send the message to Vladimir Putin that a majority of the rest of the world is in complete opposition to what he’s doing.