Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

February 10, 2015 5:40 AM

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Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Monday that Russian aggression in Ukraine has only reinforced the unity of the U.S. and Europe, as they weighed the prospects of reviving an elusive peace plan to end the conflict.

Still, Obama held open the prospect that if a new round of diplomacy this week fails, the U.S. could send Ukraine’s beleaguered military defensive weaponry. The president said that while he has yet to make a decision on lethal aid, his team is considering “whether there are additional things we can ...

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