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Scholz told Putin not to use biological, chemical weapons in Ukraine

Randy Mancini 21 Mar 23
Budget session of Germany's Bundestag in Berlin
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz looks on as he delivers a speech during a budget session of Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, March 23, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

March 23, 2022

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz warned Russian President Vladimir Putin in direct talks not to use biological or chemical weapons in Ukraine, a government spokesperson said on Wednesday.

German government spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit confirmed the remarks, earlier reported by Die Zeit weekly, at a regular government news conference.

(Reporting by Miranda Murray and Paul Carrel)