Obama: U.S. Might Arm Ukraine

The United State may provide Ukraine with lethal arms if the conflict there can’t be resolved with diplomacy. President Obama said Monday that he may arm the Ukrainian military to “bolster its defenses,” even though such a move could create a rift between the U.S. and European countries like Germany, which strongly opposes sending arms. “It is true that, if in fact diplomacy fails, what I’ve asked my team to do is to look at all options,” Obama said. “And the possibility of lethal defensive weapons is one of those options that is being examined, but I have not made a decision on that yet.” Europe has approved more sanctions against Russia that will go into effect next week.