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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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Ukraine PM dismisses Putin 'hot air' over referendum

Ukraine's Prime Minister says Vladimir Putin's appeal to pro-Russian separatists not to hold a referendum on independence is "hot air".

The referendum had been due to take place on Sunday in eastern Ukrainian cities that are no longer under the control of the government in Kiev.

Ukraine's Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Credit: Associated Press

The Interfax news agency reports Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk responding to Mr Putin's intervention by saying "there is no point in dealing in hot air".

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