MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Gov. Tim Walz has directed state agencies to terminate any contracts with Russian entities to punish the country for invading Ukraine.

Reports say Walz issued an executive order on Friday directing more than two dozen state agencies to end their contracts.

He also asked his cabinet not to enter into any future contracts with Russian entities to ensure the state doesn't aid what he called ``the Russian government's aggression against Ukraine.''

A Walz spokesman said state agencies will review their business deals but administrators believe they have few, if any, contracts with Russian agencies.