Gov. Walz Directs State Agencies To End Russian Contracts


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Gov. Tim Walz has directed state agencies to terminate any contracts with Russian entities to punish the country for invading Ukraine.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Walz issued an executive order on Friday directing more than two dozen state agencies to end their contracts.

He also asked his cabinet not to enter into any future contracts with Russian entities to ensure the state doesn’t aid what he called “the Russian government’s aggression against Ukraine.”

A Walz spokesman said state agencies will review their business deals but administrators believe they have few, if any, contracts with Russian agencies.

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