President Obama confirmed Monday that his administration is weighing the possibility of sending arms to Ukraine to help the country beat back Russian-backed separatists, if diplomacy fails.
The comments came during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, following a meeting between the two leaders at the White House.
Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have been pushing a peace plan and have planned a summit later this week with the leaders of both Russia and Ukraine. Obama appears to be giving those talks space to play out, stressing Monday that, “We continue to encourage a diplomatic resolution to this issue.”
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