Merkel, Hollande to arrive in Moscow on Friday

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Moscow for negotiations with the presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Francois Hollande of France between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Moscow time on Friday, a German source with knowledge on the matter told Interfax.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Moscow for negotiations with the presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Francois Hollande of France between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Moscow time on Friday, a German source with knowledge on the matter told Interfax.

"She will arrive sometime between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., right before the meeting," the source said.

The source said Merkel does not plan to spend the night in Moscow.

French President Francois Hollande is expected to arrive in Moscow for negotiations on Friday afternoon, a French source with knowledge on the matter told Interfax.

"The president of France is expected to arrive in Moscow in the afternoon. We do not have the exact time," the source said.

Responding to a question as to whether Hollande plans to spend the night in Moscow, the source said: "it is not very probable."

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