Putin, Merkel and Hollande talks on Ukraine

5 02 2015

France's President Francois Hollande (R) talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Reuters / Daniel Dal Zennaro)

Putin, Merkel and Hollande will have talks to bring end to civil war in Ukraine.

The leaders of the three states will discuss what specifically the countries can do to contribute to speedy end of the civil war in the southeast of Ukraine, which has escalated in recent days and resulted in many casualties,” Russian president.

French president and the German chancellor are set to visit Moscow on Friday after a trip to Kiev, in order to find a peaceful solution to the escalating violence in Ukraine, the Kremlin has confirmed.

Leaders of Germany and France will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev on Thursday and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Friday, according to Reuters.

“Together with Angela Merkel we have decided to take a new initiative,” Hollande told a news conference. “We will make a new proposal to solve the conflict which will be based on Ukraine’s territorial integrity.”

“In view of the escalating violence in recent days, the chancellor and President Hollande are intensifying their efforts, which have been going on for months, for a peaceful settlement to the conflict in eastern Ukraine,” Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement.

Medi agencies

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