HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has instructed all Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores and licensee service centers to remove all Russian-made products from their shelves on Sunday to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Russian-made special order products are also no longer available on Sunday night, according to a release.
Few products carried by Wine & Spirits are actually sourced from Russia. Only two products --Russian Standard and Ustianochka 80-proof vodkas, and about a half dozen special order brands come from Russia, according to a release.
"As of today, these products will no longer be sold or procured by the PLCB," Board Chairman Tim Holden said in a release." Given the evolving political-economic climate, it's just the right thing to do."
The PLCB says they won't be restricting the sales of Russian-branded products that are not sourced from Russia because doing so could unfairly and adversely impact their brands.
Earlier on Sunday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf released a letter asking the PLCB to remove all Russian-sourced products from stores.
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