The governor of the state, Kathy Hochul said that the authorities are ready to accept refugees from Ukraine.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul instructed various departments and organizations of the state on Sunday to stop cooperation with Russian organizations. This is stated in the message of Hochul on Twitter.

“Today I signed an executive order ordering state organizations to cease business cooperation with Russian organizations. We stand in support of Ukraine,” she said.

The governor also stated that the state is ready to accept refugees from Ukraine.

Earlier it became known that the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (Virginia ABC) ordered to remove Russian-made vodka from the shelves of wine stores due to the situation around Ukraine. To date, we are talking about seven names: Beluga, Hammer & Sickle, Imperia, Mamont, Organika, Russian Standard and ZYR.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine also announced on Twitter that he had instructed to remove Russian Standard and Zelenaya Marka vodka from circulation in stores. According to the authorities, there are about 6.4 thousand bottles of “Russian standard” in alcohol supermarkets in the state. Similar restrictions have been adopted in the states of Utah and New Hampshire.