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 Jackson, Miss.—The Mississippi Senate today unanimously passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 563 condemning the invasion of Ukraine and calling for the state to immediately cut all ties with Russia.


“Every morning we see more and more horrors occurring in Ukraine at the hands of Russia’s leadership,” Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann said. “This resolution sends a clear message to the Ukrainian people who are fighting for their lives: Mississippi supports you, you are in our prayers, and we will not associate with Russia or its murderous dictator.”

The resolution provides it is the policy of the Mississippi Legislature and the state of Mississippi to sever all economic, financial, and other connections with Russia and its businesses. This would include:

  • The sale, purchase, distribution, or storage of alcoholic beverages from Russia at the Department of Revenue;
  • The investment of Public Employees Retirement System assets in businesses or financial institutions owned by Russia or its citizens;
  • The investment in Russian businesses through the Mississippi Development Authority or other publicly financed economic development projects; or
  • The use of Russian vendors for any services or goods for public entities.

If the resolution is approved by the House of Representatives, a copy would be sent to the President of the United States and the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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