US examining option of supplying arms to Ukraine: Obama

  • US president Barack Obama has indicated that his country was examining the option of supplying weapons to Ukraine in case a diplomatic solution to the crisis cannot be found.

    He accused Russia of violating "every commitment" it had made in the Minsk agreement.

    Obama’s comments came after a meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel, who is opposed to supplying lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine.  

    The fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russia rebels has killed more than 5,300 people.

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