Vladimir Putin explained in detail the reasons for launching the special military operation to protect Donbass, its goals and objectives. He placed particular emphasis on humanitarian issues, primarily the measures taken to ensure the safety of the civilian population and opening humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians from the areas of hostilities, including Mariupol.
The President of Russia also informed Jonas Gahr Store about the talks between Russian and Ukrainian representatives. The latest round took place recently in Istanbul.
The parties agreed to maintain contact.