The relevant statement was made by President of the European Council Charles Michel on Twitter, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“Call with President Putin. Strongly urged for immediate humanitarian access and safe passage from Mariupol and other besieged cities, all the more on the occasion of Orthodox Easter,” Michel wrote.
In addition, Michel firmly reiterated the EU’s position: support for Ukraine and its sovereignty, condemnation and sanctions for Russia’s aggression.
“Our unity, principles and values are inviolable,” Michel stressed.
A reminder that, on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, starting a war. Russian troops are shelling and destroying the key infrastructure facilities, launching missile and air strikes on Ukrainian cities and villages, torturing and murdering civilians.