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Ukraine Latest: Russia Eyes Ways to Bolster Arms Production

Emergency services extinguish fires at apartment buildings in Odesa, on July 1. 

Emergency services extinguish fires at apartment buildings in Odesa, on July 1. 

Source: Ukrainian Emergency Service

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The European Union will propose 1 billion euros in short-term financial relief for Kyiv’s urgent cash needs. Russia is easing labor rules in a bid to boost arms production in the face of Western sanctions. 

Russian missiles struck an apartment building and a recreation center near the Black Sea port of Odesa early Friday, killing at least 21 people and injuring dozens more after Moscow’s forces withdrew from a strategic island about 100 miles to the south.