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Incoming MO House Speaker Says State Should Send Clear Message to Russia’s Putin

People struggle on stairways after a last minute change of the departure platform for a Lviv bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since the invasion began last week appeared to subside around Kyiv overnight, as Ukrainian and Russian delegations met Monday on Ukraine's border with Belarus. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

(MISSOURINET) – Missouri appears to be on its way to joining Ford, Boeing, Apple, Visa and MasterCard and other companies that will not do business with Russia.

As the death toll rises among the attacked Ukrainians and the Russian soldiers doing the bidding of Vladimir Putin, Missouri and the rest of the world want nothing to do with Putin’s regime.

Missouri House Majority Floor Leader Dean Plocher says he hopes his measure to make the state’s objection to Russia official will gain traction this week.

The St. Louis Republican says House Bill 29-13 prevents state funds from being spent buying Russian goods.

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