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A ban on Russian energy will hurt Europe more than it helps Ukraine

Western governments should avoid 'act now, think later' policies

| Europe
The Mallnow compressor station which mainly receives Russian natural gas in Brandenburg, Germany, on March 29: Gas supplies are harder to reroute.   © dpa/AP

Vandana Hari is founder of Singapore-based Vanda Insights, which tracks energy markets.

Most of the damage the Ukraine war is inflicting on a global economy still recovering from the COVID pandemic will be almost impossible to offset.

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