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France Says Sanctions Against Russia Will Match Its Actions

Emmanuel Macron delivers an address on Ukraine, in Paris, on Feb. 24.

Emmanuel Macron delivers an address on Ukraine, in Paris, on Feb. 24.

Photographer: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron said that sanctions against Russia “will match the aggression of which it is guilty,” in a televised speech on Thursday.

Those penalties will be military and economic, and touch on energy, Macron said, adding that decisions will be taken after talks with allies at the upcoming Group of Seven, European Union and NATO summits.