Preparations for Normandy Four leaders' summit underway – Zelensky The meetings in the Normandy format are underway.
22:30, 12 September 2020
PM Shmyhal says Ukraine should brace for economic crisis He has ordered to develop several scenarios to ensure that quick countermeasures could be taken for all of them.
14:20, 18 March 2020
Zelensky, Putin discuss preparations for another Normandy summit The presidents paid special attention to the release of Ukrainian citizens.
16:57, 14 February 2020
Reuters: Ukraine minister sees no preparations for new Russia talks, has low expectations The December summit did not produce the sort of breakthrough some had hoped for, such as an agreement on expanding a ceasefire zone, but it did lead to a prisoner exchange deal.
10:18, 11 February 2020
Ukraine's ruling party gives details on Zelensky's preparations for Normandy summit The leaders of the Normandy Four states – Ukraine, France, Germany, and Russia – are scheduled to meet in Paris, France, on December 9.
16:32, 03 December 2019
Estonia preparing for war – defense ministry official Defense ministry official made a statement, admitting that it may sound politically incorrect.
16:40, 20 February 2019
Russia training for large-scale war – Swedish experts Major combat readiness checks also occasionally affect civil authorities, which reflects a comprehensive approach where other government agencies and ministries are to support the military in wartime.
15:40, 07 February 2019
Russia triples recon activity in Donbas, preparing for offensive – Commander Nayev Russia has massed up more troops in the conflict zone. Where there were eight tactical battalions near the Ukrainian-Russian border, now there are twelve.
13:40, 24 January 2019
Russian firms test non-dollar deals to sidestep U.S. sanctions Russia’s central bank said this week the amount of non-dollar dealings was growing, with the share of rouble settlements in the Russia-China and Russia-India goods trade now between 10 and 20 percent.
16:20, 21 October 2018
Putin preparing Russia’s economy for war <p>All big private companies and state-owned enterprises must be ready to increase output of military products, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a Wednesday meeting with senior officials from the Defense Ministry and defense industry where the Zapad-2017 strategic drills were discussed, Finanz.ru reported citing the Kremlin press service.</p>
19:50, 22 November 2017
Senior NATO official says Zapad 2017 drills seen as preparation for "big war" <p>General Petr Pavel, head of NATO's Military Committee says there's reason to be concerned about the large-scale Zapad 2017 military maneuvers being conducted now by Russia and Belarus, since they could be seen as "a serious preparation for big war," Voice of America reports citing the official's interview with the Associated Press.</p>
14:00, 18 September 2017