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Dallas may ban city contracts with organizations connected to Russia

The view of the Dallas Skyline from Dallas City Hall.
Keren Carrión
Dallas City Council members are looking at ways to send a message to Russia after its invasion of Ukraine.

Dallas city council members may ban city contracts with groups connected to the Russian regime.

The proposed resolution by Mayor Eric Johnson comes amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

He said he wants to show the city's solidarity with the Ukrainian people. Last week, he asked downtown building owners to show their support by lighting up their buildings in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, turning the city’s skyline blue and yellow.

The resolution would encourage the city's international business, civic, and philanthropic communities “to support the Ukrainian people in all possible ways in their fight to retain their freedom.”

The resolution also would support the coalition of nations imposing sanctions on Russia.

The council will take a vote next Wednesday.

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Alejandra Martinez is a reporter for KERA and The Texas Newsroom through Report for America (RFA). She's covering the impact of COVID-19 on underserved communities and the city of Dallas.