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Ukraine: Angela Merkel urges allies to stop Russia's 'barbaric war'

FILE: Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 8 December 2021
FILE: Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 8 December 2021 Copyright Photo/Markus Schreiber
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By Joshua Askew with AP, AFP, Reuters
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In a rare speech since leaving her role as Chancellor, Merkel also expressed solidarity with Ukraine and said she supported Kyiv’s right to self-defence.

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The Ukraine war is on the eve of its 100th day. 

Russian forces have stepped up attacks in the east of Ukraine, and has reportedly captured most of the key eastern city of Sievierodonetsk. 

Meanwhile President Zelenskyy has warned that "dark times will come for everybody" if Russia prevails in its war against Ukraine. 

**Follow our live coverage for Thursday as it unfolded below: **

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