Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has broken the silence and spoken for the first time about Russian aggression since the beginning of the occupation in Ukraine.

He described the attack as a violation of international law - a story that Europe has not remembered since World War II.

"I stand in solidarity with Ukraine, which was attacked by Russia and began its occupation.

"I support the right of Ukrainians to self-defense," the former German chancellor added.

He also stressed that he supports the efforts of the German government, the European Union, the United States, the G7 and the United Nations - aimed at stopping the "barbaric war".

Merkel warns that the consequences of the war will be severe, especially for Ukraine, but also for the whole continent of Europe.

"Bucha is the best indicator of this horror," Merkel said, referring to civil rights abuses committed by the Russian military in Bucha.

/ Telegraphy /