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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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Hague: 'Russia must reduce tensions'

People pull up cobblestones as ammunition during clashes in the streets of Odessa. Credit: Reuters

Foreign Secretary William Hague has joined calls for Moscow to use its influence to urge separatists in eastern Ukraine to lay down their arms and take steps to reduce tensions.

William Hague said he was "extremely concerned" by reports that pro-Russian groups had shot down Ukrainian military helicopters, taken hostages and intimidated journalists.

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