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Olaf Scholz says Russia blocking gas turbine delivery

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says he is calling Russia's bluff over a repaired turbine that Russia says is the reason for its decision to cut gas supplies. Moscow claims sanctions are stopping the part's delivery.

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