In follow-up to their previous conversation, the leaders discussed the situation in Ukraine and Donbass in view of Russia’s special military operation. Vladimir Putin emphasised the continuing missile strikes by the Ukrainian army at Donetsk and other cities in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics which cause numerous civilian casualties. He also stressed that the US military biological activity in Ukraine is unacceptable since it poses an enormous threat both to Russia and all of Europe.
Xavier Bettel informed the President of Russia about his contacts with the leaders of Ukraine and a number of other states. Vladimir Putin provided his principled assessments of the progress made at the talks between Russian and Ukrainian representatives.