Russia President Vladimir Putin is meeting with European officials at Russia-European Union summit in Brussels on Jan.28.
The summit will be attended by Council of Europe President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, a number of advisors to Barroso and Ashton, and the head of the EU Delegation to Moscow.
The summit will not have any fixed agenda, but the Eastern Partnership program and the crisis in Ukraine "will evidently be discussed one way or another."
Still, according to Financial Times, Moscow stresses that it is in no mood to be lectured over the deepening crisis in Ukraine.
As reported, EU has cut the summit in Brussels to a few hours from two days and has cancelled a dinner for Mr Putin. EU diplomats stressed that the meeting on Tuesday was intended to be a defining moment in resetting the tone of relations and would focus on human rights and Ukraine.