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Defense and Reform: Zelenskyy's Ambitions Laid Out in Normandy and Kyiv
30 April, 2020

Ukraine’s Donbas conflict drags on while President Volodymyr Zelenskyy promises that the war "will end" under his tenure. And with new Normandy format meetings, involving the foreign ministers of the four countries, behind them, what will be the government’s next step in realizing Zelenskyy’s confidence?

Meanwhile at home, the administration seems to have turned a blind eye to outraged reformers as they’ve systematically fired many of them – with the heads of the tax and customs service being the latest victims. What do these firings mean for the Zelenskyy administration’s promises and progress towards real change?

On the latest edition of the Weekly Wrap-Up, we’ll be speaking to Olena Tregub, the Secretary General of the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee at Transparency International, and Paul Niland, a Kyiv-based writer and founder of suicide hotline Lifeline Ukraine.