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Gov. Hochul bans state agencies from dealing with any company doing business in Russia

Gov. Kathy Hochul came to Yonkers today to announce that she was strengthening a recent executive order to target Russia's economy.

News 12 Staff

Mar 17, 2022, 10:10 AM

Updated 829 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul came to Yonkers today to announce that she was strengthening a recent executive order to target Russia's economy.
Gov. Hochul says state agencies can not only not do business with Russian companies, but also with American companies who do business in Russia. "Now we're going to prohibit any state agencies and authorities from the contracting with any entities that are still doing business in Russia. So this is not just directly with Russian companies. It is with companies, American companies, that are continuing to do business in Russia in light of what's happening," says Hochul.
The governor made the announcement in Yonkers at the AFYA Foundation, which is teaming up with the Greater New York Hospital Association to send medical and humanitarian supplies overseas to help Ukraine.  Over 200 pallets of supplies will be shipped this week to Poland and then into Lviv, a western city in Ukraine. Those pallets are filled with items like first aid, surgical supplies, medical equipment, hospital beds, stretchers and wheelchairs.
The two organizations mention the shipments have been made possible thanks to donors and sponsors including Together Rising, UJA-Federation of New York, Project Kesher and Riskified.


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