This is stated in a statement by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Germany, the USA and France will respond to Russia’s decision to recognize the so-called DPR and LPR as independent states. This is stated in a statement by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

His spokesman did not specify what sanctions will be imposed by Western allies against Russia. According to him, the German leader discussed Putin’s speech with President Biden and President Macron.

“The partners are united in their determination not to weaken their commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the chancellor’s spokesman stressed.