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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 troops re-take checkpoint from pro-Russians

Ukrainian troops with five light armoured vehicles took control of a checkpoint north of Slaviansk after pro-Russian separatists appeared to abandon the position, according to Reuters.

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

When the armoured unit approached along a road from Sviatogorsk, militants set up a smokescreen of burning tyres.

Within half an hour the Ukrainian troops were in control of the position near the village of Khrestyshche. No shots were heard.

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