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 sanctions to target Russian 'individuals, companies'

New sanctions against Russian individuals, companies and high-tech exports will be announced today, President Barack Obama said.

A pro-Russia armed man aims his rifle in front of the seized city council building in Kostyantynivka today. Credit: Reuters

He said the new sanctions represent a "calibrated effort" to change Russia's behaviour in the Ukraine crisis - but admitted he was not sure the moves will work.

If Russia continues to carry out further aggression againt Ukraine the next phase would be sectoral sanctions, possibly targeting banking and defense area, he added.

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