Look how – in exactly the same circumstances – Angela MERKEL and Francois HOLLANDE report the night of negotiation in Minks :
“It is a hope for Ukraine, a relief for Europe and a fine example of what Germany and France are able to do in favor of peace”
“It’s a glimmer of hope but I have no illusion….anyway, the little we have achieved is better than not having done anything….
The French mindset encourages to present things in a rewarding way. Because they would find ridiculous in front of the public opinion to have negotiated an entire night without getting much.
The German mindset encourages to present things in a very cautious and factual way. Because they would find ridiculous to deceive public opinion after having given high hopes.