Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev about the progress of the special operation in Ukraine. The politicians also exchanged views on the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations.

“A common understanding was expressed of the exceptional importance of reaching agreements on a neutral, non-bloc, non-nuclear status of Ukraine,” the press service of the President of Kazakhstan said in a statement.

Recall, on the morning of February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a speech, saying that in response to the appeal of the leaders of the republics of Donbass, he decided to conduct a special military operation. As the Russian leader stressed, Moscow’s plans do not include the occupation of Ukraine, but Russia intends to demilitarize the square.

On February 25, 2022, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on general mobilization in the country. The corresponding document was published on the official website of the Ukrainian president.