German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Ottawa, Canada where she met Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived late Monday (February 9) in Ottawa, Canada where met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Earlier in the day she met with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.. During a news conference, Obama signaled that 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 said providing weapons to Ukraine was among the options he and his advisors were considering. But he made clear he had reservations about upping the ante in Ukraine and endangering U.S.-European unity in the contest of wills with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Merkel opposes sending weapons to Kiev to help it fight Russian-backed separatists.