Merkel, Hollande to Meet Putin in Bid to End Ukraine Carnage

February 5, 2015 2:03 PM

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(Bloomberg) -- Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande head to Moscow Friday to meet Vladimir Putin in a bid to stop the conflict in Ukraine from spiraling out of control.

The German and French leaders will stop over in Kiev Thursday to discuss a “new initiative” to resolve the 10-month crisis with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who met U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry this afternoon. They’ll then head to Russia, which Merkel hasn’t visited since 2013.

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