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Obama says U.S.-EU unity reinforced on Ukraine crisis

2015-02-10 08:39:42       source:Xinhua News Agency

February 9, 2015


'U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that the Ukraine crisis had reinforced unity of the United States and its European allies, although he did not rule out the possibility of providing lethal weapons to the Ukrainian forces, an act opposed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


"There maybe some areas where there are tactical disagreements, " said Obama at a joint press conference with Merkelin the White House, referring to the possible shift from U.S. policy of not arming Ukrainian forces. "Not just Ukraine, but the principle of territorial integrity and sovereignty is one where we are completely unified."'


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