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Ukraine Latest: US Backs $1.5 Billion Weapon Sale to NATO Allies

Firefighters inspect a damaged building following a Russian airstrike in the city of Vinnytsia, Ukraine, on July 14.

Firefighters inspect a damaged building following a Russian airstrike in the city of Vinnytsia, Ukraine, on July 14.

Photographer: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

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The US State Department said it supports selling a total of $1.45 billion in weapons to NATO allies Estonia and Norway. Ukraine’s defense minister earlier said the first M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System arrived in the country and would bolster the country’s ability to hit long-range targets. 

The UK summoned Russia’s ambassador following reports that a British man taken prisoner by Russian-backed separatists had died. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Moscow bears “full responsibility.”