Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck on the Russian attack on Ukraine:

“The unthinkable has now happened. Russia is attacking Ukraine. We have a land war in Europe – something we thought had been consigned to the history books. It is a shameless breach of international law and we utterly condemn it.

This day marks a watershed for Europe and the world. This deliberately contrived Russian aggression will bring suffering to many people.

All our strength and solidarity is with the Ukrainian people. This attack will have severe political and economic consequences for Russia.”