Governor Issues Order Banning State Investments, Contracts With Russia

State agencies in Ohio are now banned from holding investments in Russia or having contracts with the country following an executive order issued by Governor Mike DeWine.

According to the order, all state agencies, boards, commissions, and public educational facilities are prohibited from holding investments or making contact with Russian companies.

DeWine said the measure is a sign of support for Ukraine as they defend their territory from an invasion by Russian military forces.

Officials say there is no way to tell exactly how much money Ohio has in Russian interests, but it could be in the hundreds of millions.

The Ukrainian Flag has been flying outside the Ohio Statehouse and at the governor’s residence as a show of support for the Ukrainian people.