German Chancellor Condemns Russian Military Action: A Dark Day For Europe

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On the 24th local time, German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz condemned Russia's attack on Ukraine "in the strongest terms". Scholz criticized that this is a "blatant violation of international law" and "without any justification" - "We stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its people; Russia must stop this military action immediately."

He also announced that the day will be closely coordinated within the G7, NATO and the European Union, saying: "This is a terrible day for Ukraine and a dark day for Europe."