Saskatchewan Premier Considers Russian Vodka Ban


SASKATCHEWAN — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is considering yanking Russian vodka from government store shelves.


“We can send a small signal about what Saskatchewan thinks about Russian aggression in Ukraine,” Wall is quoted as saying by CBC News. “I think Manitoba is thinking about the same thing with respect to de-listing some products.”

Wall will determine the federal government’s stance on sanctions before making a decision early next week. Only one brand, Russian Standard vodka, is purported to potentially be affected.

This news follows the Russian move to annex Crimea in response to a referendum last weekend that saw the region vote to separate from Ukraine. Canada does not recognize the vote, which was held days after Russian troops had taken over the region.


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