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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.

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Russia starts military drills responding to Ukraine force

Russia has started military drills near the Ukrainian border in response to operations by Ukrainian forces against pro-Russian separatists and NATO exercises in eastern Europe.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (left) has warned against Ukraine's recent use of force Credit: REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told the Interfax news agency Moscow was "forced to react to such a development".

"If this military machine is not stopped, it will lead to greater numbers of dead and wounded," he said.

"Planned exercises by NATO forces in Poland and the Baltic countries do not foster normalisation of the situation surrounding Ukraine either,"

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