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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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Two Ukraine servicemen killed in Slaviansk

A Ukrainian soldier sits on an armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint near the town of Slaviansk. Credit: Reuters

Two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed on the outskirts of the eastern town of Slaviansk after pro-Russian separatists attacked their position, The Ukraine Defence Ministry has said.

"Heavy fighting is continuing. The deaths of two Ukrainian soldiers have been confirmed at the current time," the ministry said in a statement, accusing the separatists of using civilians as human shields. It said the two were members of the airborne brigade.

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