US and EU to 'must give up destructive Ukraine policy'

The West must give up its "destructive" policy in Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry urged after Kiev launched a "large-scale" operation in Slaviansk in a bid to retake the south eastern city.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said that the US and EU were effectively cutting off the road to a peaceful resolution in the country by supporting those behind the "coup" in Kiev.

Read: Putin calls on Europe and US 'to assess Ukraine crisis'

Read: Ukraine operation 'final blow for Geneva Accord'

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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.