Kerry: 'Window closing' for Russia to change course

The United States is "ready to act" if Russia does not de-escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine, John Kerry has said.

The Secretary of State said sanctions against Russia are already taking their effect, and are "just a preview of how the free world will respond if Russia continues to escalate what they have promised to de-escalate".

"The window to change course is closing. President Putin and Russia face a choice - if Russia chooses a path of de-escalation, the international community - all of us - will welcome it.

"If Russia does not, the world will make sure that the costs for Russia will only grow."

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Cameron offers more Typhoons for Nato air mission

Britain will offer another two Typhoon warplanes to patrol the skies of eastern Europe amid continuing tensions with Russia over the Ukraine cris, David Cameron has said.