Merkel, who visited the Ukrainian capital Kiev together with her French counterpart Francois Hollande Thursday, said ahead of the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kremlin that a diplomatic solution is seen as the only option for the Ukrainian crisis settlement.
According to various reports, the Merkel-Hollande plan is based on 12 points of the Minsk Protocol with several revisions, including the delineation of conflicting sides along the current separation line between Kiev-led forces and armed militia in self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics.
French President Francois Hollande arrived in Moscow for three-party talks on Ukrainian reconciliation with the Russian president and the German chancellor.
His plane landed in Moscow’s Vnukovo-2 airport on Friday evening, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.
Both leaders are to discuss the new reconciliation plan with Russian President Vladimir Putin later on Friday.