Hollande, Merkel Make Unexpected Visit To Ukraine
The two very powerful world leaders announced visits to Ukraine Thursday in hopes of stopping recent increased violence.By Cliff Judy | February 5, 2015
Recently ramped up violence in eastern Ukraine prompted visits Thursday from two very powerful and unexpected world leaders.
French President Francois Hollande announced he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel would fly to Kiev Thursday to talk with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, saying in part, "It cannot be said that France and Germany together did not try everything, attempt everything in order to preserve peace." (Video via BFMTV)
The pair will then travel to Moscow to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin.