Today the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande come to Kyiv with an urgent visit. The next day they will go to Moscow. it was stated by French President Francois Hollande at today's briefing.
"Together with Angela Merkel we have decided to take a new initiative. We will make a new proposal to solve the conflict which will be based on Ukraine"s territorial integrity," the politician said.
French leader added that tomorrow they will go to Moscow.
So far, it is not clear what specific steps will be discussed, but given the recent statements by European officials, the provision of weapons to Ukrainian army is off the table.
Nevertheless, this topic is still discussed in the press.
It should be recalled that in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that NATO countries should increase their support to Ukraine, including through the supply of modern weapons.
Meanwhile, U.S. military suggest that the Javelin anti-tank missiles will allow the Ukrainian divisions become more mobile and maneuverable to the tanks and other armored vehicles used by the pro-Russian separatists.
It should be recalled that Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Safety Advisor said that the supply of lethal arms to Ukraine would not stop the growing conflict in the Donbas .
Also it was reported that Barack Obama had doubts about the need to provide Ukraine with lethal weapon.