Obama says still weighing decision on arming Ukraine forces

February 10, 2015 6:55 AM

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WASHINGTON/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama signalled on Monday he will wait for the results of high-stakes talks on Ukraine before deciding whether to arm the Kiev government, saying diplomacy and sanctions remain his preferred tools to resolve the crisis.

Obama, at a White House news conference with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said providing weapons to Ukraine was among the options he and his advisors were considering.

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