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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 tells Germany 'Ukraine violence must stop'

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has told German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier that all violence in Ukraine must be halted, primarily "the use of the army and armed radical nationalists in southeastern Ukraine," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Russian military helicopters in a field outside the village of Severny in Belgorod region near the Russian-Ukrainian border today Credit: Reuters

The pair agreed in a telephone conversation that an OSCE mission should play an active role in efforts to defuse tension in Ukraine, the Ministry said.

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