Merkel and Hollande to fly to Moscow in new effort to resolve Ukraine crisis
This came out of the blue. Merkel and Hollande will be in Kyiv today (as will Kerry) and then fly to Moscow and meet Putin tomorrow.
Do Merkel and Hollande already know Obama's decision? If so, then this may possibly be a last ditch attempt to convince Putin that the time to stop his war in Ukraine is right now.
For everyone's sake, I hope they succeed.