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Lawmakers condemn Russia for invasion of Ukraine

Mississippi lawmakers have passed resolutions to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and cut ties with Russia.

The House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 77, while the state Senate passed a similar resolution, Senate Concurrent Resolution 563. Both resolutions call for cutting all connections, including economic and cultural connections with Russia. 

In the House, the vote was 118-0 for HCR 77 with state Rep. Dana Criswell (R-Olive Branch) among four legislators listed as either “absent or not voting.”  

In the Senate, the vote was 51-0 for SCR 563. All three DeSoto County state senators voting for the resolution.

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