In addition, Putin drew his counterpart’s attention on how the community bloc ignores the numerous war crimes committed by Ukrainian security forces, the Kremlin’s statement on dialogue reported.
According to the text, Putin urged the European leadership to influence Ukrainian authorities to stop the mass bombing of Donbass towns and other serious violations of international humanitarian law.
During the conversation, the head of State warned that Ukrainian authorities do not allow people who are in the Azovstal industrial zone, in the city of Mariupol, to lay down their weapons.
He noted Russian authorities’ commitment to obtaining guarantees for the preservation of their lives, decent treatment and the provision of medical assistance.
In the conversation, Putin explained Russia’s position regarding the special military operation in Ukraine and the possible solution of the conflict.
In addition, he referred to the measures taken by Moscow constantly to protect civilians, including the daily opening of humanitarian corridors and the declaration of a ceasefire regime for the safe evacuation of the population from the combat zone, according to the official website of the Russian Presidency.