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UKRAINE: HERE ARE A WIDE RANGE OF SANCTIONS, BANS AND BOYCOTTS PLACED ON RUSSIA

 

From soccer to vodka, here are some sanctions, bans and boycotts placed on Russia

  • Multiple countries across the world have imposed sanctions on Russia.
  • FIFA and the IOC have condemned Russian athletics.
  • Numerous U.S. states have begun boycotting vodka, the popular Russian spirit.

Multiple government, sports and other agencies from across the world have begun to implement bans or sanctions on Russia in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine.

President Joe Biden announced last week the United States would impose heavy sanctions on Russia and its elites as forces were nearing the Ukrainian border. As the invasion began, heavier sanctions were put in place, and other countries in Europe, as well as places like Canada and Japan, followed suit.

But that isn't the end of it. 

Since then, organizations and people have found ways to condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions, such as a worldwide sports organization outlawing a Russian team from competing in events to bars and clubs boycotting the use of a popular Russian alcoholic drink.

Here are some ways Russia is being penalized.

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Sanctions

Numerous nations have imposed sanctions on Russia, including the European Union, which is comprised of 27 countries.

When it comes to the U.S., the biggest sanction placed include the restrictions on Russia's two largest banks and Russian elites and their families. Nearly 80% of banking assets in the country were targeted, meaning Russia has been blocked from the global financial system which could impact the country's economy for years. The U.S. and its allies also banned Russia from SWIFT, the global financial messaging system.

Other notable sanctions include the European Union vowing to directly target Putin's assets, as well as Switzerland, a country that has long remained neutral in international conflict, joining in by freezing certain assets.

Here are all the countries that have imposed sanctions and what those sanctions are

Here are all the countries that have imposed sanctions and what those sanctions are

FIFA, IOC and other sports organizations

Two of the largest sports governing bodies announced decisions to prevent Russian teams from participating in international competitions.

The International Olympic Committee also recommended that any international event organizers not invite Russian athletes to compete in events, as well as athletes from Belarus since the country has aided Russia during its invasion of Ukraine. The British Olympic Association went a step further and demanded the two countries be banned from all international sports. 

Other actions taken include the NHL suspending partnerships with Russian businesses and the league no longer considering playing any game in Russia in the future. 





VODKA BOYCOTT

One of Russia's most famous imports, vodka, has been banned by the governors of Texas, Ohio and New Hampshire, who ordered businesses to remove the spirit as a form of protest. Despite most bottles of vodka not coming from Russia, the boycott remains ongoing since the spirit has long been associated with Russia.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division to remove all Russian-produced alcoholic drinks from wholesale purchasing. The same has also been done in North Carolina.

Businesses have also taken a stand. Evening Entertainment Group, which owns 17 bars, restaurants and nightclubs across Arizona, Texas and Florida, pulled Russian vodka from their menus.

Closing of airspace

The European Union, United Kingdom and Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania decided to close their airspace to all Russian airlines. Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines suspended its codesharing partnership with Russian national airline Aeroflo.

"We have removed our code from Aeroflot-operated services beyond Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and removed Aeroflot's code from Delta-operated services from Los Angeles and New York-JFK," Delta said in a statement.

Cyberattacks

Anonymous, the international hacker activist group behind various cyberattacks, announced they would be launching "unprecedented cyberattacks" against Putin, declaring war on his regime. The group said they already have hacked a Russian military database and published data online, as well as disabling websites of media outlets in Russia

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