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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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Russia: De-escalation chances 'still exist'

The Russian foreign ministry has said in a statement that its Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his US counterpart John Kerry that America should use its influence to make Ukraine's government immediately stop military operations in south-east Ukraine.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei in 2013. Credit: Parspix/ABACA/Press Association Images

Lavrov also said that it was important that the mediating role of the OSCE was increased to secure Kiev's fulfillment of the Geneva declaration on de-escalating tensions in Ukraine.

The statement said "Chances of this still exist," as long as all Ukrainian regions are represented in a national dialogue on constitutional reform, and "terrorists" from the Right Sector group are curbed.

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