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Germany’s Scholz Seeks ‘Prudent’ Sanctions Against Russia

  • Scholz says one should assess impact on both Russia and West
  • Says Europe, U.S. coordinating penalties, will act if needed
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said possible sanctions against Russia should be “prudent” if it invades Ukraine because there will be consequences for the penalizers, too. 

“Prudence dictates that we choose measures that will have the greatest effect on the one who violates the principles we have established together,” he was cited as saying in an interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, in its pre-publication for Monday. “No one should harbor the illusion that there is any step that has no consequences for us.”