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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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US to work with Europe 'to impose Russia sanctions'

President Barack Obama will work together with European leaders in co-coordinating further sanctions on Russia, after agreeing the country has "escalated tensions" in eastern Ukraine, the White House said in a statement.

Pro-Russian protesters in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine today. Credit: Reuters

President Obama has agreed to join David Cameron, France's President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to "co-ordinate additional steps to impose costs on Russia."

"Russia could still choose a peaceful resolution to the crisis," the statement added.

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