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 reiterates support for Ukraine election

Foreign Secretary William Hague has reiterated his support for Ukraine's presidential election, saying Ukrainians "cannot be bullied" out of holding the poll on 25 May.

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK should continue to back Ukraine's democracy Credit: Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/Press Association Images

"We do have to support Ukrainians making their democratic choice," Mr Hague told the BBC's Today programme. "The people of Ukraine deserve to be able to make that choice."

Mr Hague also defended the UK's interventions to prevent the Ukrainian conflict from worsening, which have included imposing sanctions on Russia and Russians with links to President Vladimir Putin.

"This is absolutely part of Europe and European civilisation," he said. "Our national interest lies... in Ukraine being a stable democracy."

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