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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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Cameron and Putin 'share peace hope' in phone call

David Cameron and Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation today in which the leaders agreed the Ukraine crisis could only be solved through "peaceful means", the Russian authorities said.

Vladimir Putin and David Cameron spoke on the phone today. Credit: PA

"The Russian President noted, in particular, the fundamental importance of the soonest and unconditional implementation by the Kiev authorities of the provisions of the Geneva statement of April 17 to de-escalate tensions in the country," said a Kremlin statement.

Downing Street revealed Cameron had warned Putin of further "far-reaching sanctions" during the call, although it did not say how the Russian President responded.

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