Governor Kathy Hochul signed an Executive Order that New York State will no longer do business with Russian-back entities.
“And we are the home to the largest Ukrainian population in America. These are our fellow brothers and sisters. We worship with them. We go to restaurants with them, we celebrate their cultural festivals. They’re an important part of the fabric of New York State. So, an attack on their country is truly an attack on all of us.”
“Aand ensuring that anything related to companies headquartered in Russia or Russian state sponsored entities that they will cease immediately. That is how we’re going to take the strong action in our condemnation of the actions taken by Putin and Russia.”
Hochul pointed out the New York State economy is bigger than Russia’s.