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NATO, Kyiv allies meet to talk bolstering Ukraine air defense

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has told a group of Ukraine's allies that air defense is a priority for the country as Russian missiles hit civilian targets. NATO defense ministers are also to discuss the escalation.

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