Putin-Merkel-Hollande meeting follow up

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov making a statement after Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande held talks in Moscow on February 6 (RT photo / Maria Finoshina)

The lengthy negotiations on Friday between the leaders of Russia, Germany and France on working out a solution to the protracted crisis in Ukraine have been called “constructive” by all the parties, and a possible document is in the works to implement the Minsk agreements. They are seen as a real way out if both warring parties in Ukraine – Kiev and the eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions – stick to it.