US 'must force Ukraine to stop military action'

Russia claims that planned telephone talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minster Lavrov did not talk place "for reasons that did not depend on Moscow", according to Reuters.

"Washington must force current Ukrainian leadership to immediately stop military operations in south-eastern Ukraine" the Russian Foreign Ministry is reported as saying.

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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.