Ukraine crisis: Merkel urges talks as Obama weighs lethal arms for Kiev (+video)

February 10, 2015 4:37 AM

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The German chancellor insists that diplomacy is the only way to resolve the worsening fighting in Ukraine, while US hawks argue that Kiev needs to be empowered to defend itself against the Russia-backed rebels.

European and American leaders are struggling to maintain a unified approach to the crisis in Ukraine, as pro-Russian separatists press their offense against Kiev's forces behind unwavering support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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