(Translation by Eric Zuesse, 6 Feb. 2015) Angela Merkel seems to anticipate the economic and military collapse of Ukraine. Berlin’s civil service is naturally working hard on a peace plan. To avert fiasco, Merkel must now discuss a truce with Vladimir Putin. This war could end profitably for the rebels. Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande met on Thursday with Petro Poroshenko. On Friday, their journey continues to Putin in Moscow. The federal government has denied a newspaper report of a peace plan by Germany and France to Ukraine. “This is not true,” a government spokesman said on Thursday evening to a report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (Friday edition). The Journal had reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande wanted to propose to Kiev’s President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday night an immediate ceasefire..... More here: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/02/merkel-apparently-fears-devastating-defeat-ukrainian-army.html Seems the plans of Kiew´s regime didn´t work out now Poro is crying for help to the EU and USA - but maybe the Ukies come to their senses and actually agree on some peaceful solution. It would help if the "west" refuses to support them any longer. Kreml calls talks "constructive", next week they will phone again if ceasefire can be made.........let´s hope so for the Ukrainian people.