German Chancellor Olaf Scholz condemned the “brutality” of Russia’s war against Ukraine, during his visit on Thursday to a suburb of Kyiv, which was devastated by the Russian attack.
Scholz described what happened as absurd violence, saying that innocent civilians were targeted and homes were destroyed, pointing out that an entire suburb that did not have any military structures was destroyed.
“This very much speaks about the brutality of the Russian attack, which aimed a destruction and conquest,” he said, highlighting that the destruction in Irpin is a “very important monument” that calls for something to be done.
He added that it is a horrific war, saying that Russia is making progress in it with the utmost brutality without regard for human life, and this is what must also end.
The German chancellor pledged international solidarity for Ukraine.
It is noteworthy that in this suburb, the bodies of about 300 civilians were found after the withdrawal of Russian forces from there at the end of last March.
French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis accompanied Scholz on his visit to Kyiv.
During the visit in front of a destroying building the Italian news agency “ANSA” quoted Draghi as saying, “The world is standing by our side.”