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: Ukraine 'must take first step' to resolve crisis

Ukrainian authorities must take the first step to resolve its national crisis, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Ukraine must take the first step to resolve its crisis Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mr Lavrov also said the US should use its influence to persuade Kiev to implement commitments it made under an international accord on Ukraine that was signed last week.

Mr Lavrov said: "We have no doubts whatsoever that the first steps must be taken by the Kiev authorities, that is absolutely unarguable.

"To try to get away from that, to try - as our western partners are doing, to present things as if Kiev is ruled by angels who make no mistakes - that's just wrong."

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