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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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Ukraine forces abandon Slaviansk checkpoint

Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from a checkpoint they had taken over from pro-Russian forces this morning.

A pro-Russian armed man stands guard near the state security service building in Slaviansk Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Pro-Russian separatists moved back in and began to reinforce the position with sandbags in the East of Ukraine near the village of Khrestyshche.

The Ukrainian troops, with armoured vehicles, pulled back after about two hours at the checkpoint, said Reuters.

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