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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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Ukrainian forces repel 'Russian saboteurs' at border

Ukrainian border forces repelled Russian "armed saboteurs" at the frontier between Russian and Ukraine overnight, acting president Oleksander Turchinov has said.

A Ukrainian military helicopter fly over a Ukrainian checkpoint near the town of Slaviansk. Credit: Reuters\Baz Ratner

Turchinov also said in a statement the operation to retake the eastern town of Slaviansk had not progressed as quickly as he had hoped, complicated by pro-Russian rebels hiding "behind the citizens" and "firing from apartment blocks".

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