French President Francois Hollande, left, reads a note given by his aide, right, during a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. The leaders of France and Germany were carrying a new peace initiative to the Ukrainian and Russian capitals Thursday, amid a flurry of high-level diplomacy to end what French President Francois Hollande called a war on Europe's edge.
French President Francois Hollande, left, reads a note given by his aide, right, during a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. The leaders of France and Germany were carrying a new peace initiative to the Ukrainian and Russian capitals Thursday, amid a flurry of high-level diplomacy to end what French President Francois Hollande called a war on Europe's edge. Philippe Wojazer AP
French President Francois Hollande, left, reads a note given by his aide, right, during a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. The leaders of France and Germany were carrying a new peace initiative to the Ukrainian and Russian capitals Thursday, amid a flurry of high-level diplomacy to end what French President Francois Hollande called a war on Europe's edge. Philippe Wojazer AP