Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at least two local firms have announced that they will no longer offer Russian-made alcoholic beverages to their customers.

In a Facebook post published on Saturday afternoon, February 26, 2022, the local restaurant Angry Cactus stated that it will no longer sell any vodka or liquor produced in Russia.

 

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It ended with the hashtag #standwithukriane and stated that “as of today, February 26th, Angry Cactus has withdrawn all Russian-made vodka and liquors from our shelves.”

 

Pinkie’s Liquor, which had been selling Russian vodka for less than an hour, said on Facebook that they, too, had decided to discontinue sales.

 

“We have removed ALL RUSSIAN PRODUCTS from our shelves,” read the message on the website. “We stand with the people of Ukraine,” says the United States.

 

President Donald Trump’s decision came on the same day that Texas Governor Greg Abbott used Twitter to call on companies across the state to remove Russian-made products off their shelves.

 

Texas Restaurant Association and Texas Package Store Association members as well as all retailers in the state have been urged to voluntarily remove any and all Russian products from their shelves, according to Governor Rick Perry. “The state of Texas stands with Ukraine.”

 

Russian-made products are being pulled from the shelves of liquor stores and companies across the United States and Canada in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which began early on Thursday, February 24th.

 

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