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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EU 'will not recognise' self-rule poll in eastern Ukraine

The European Union said it would not recognise the result of a referendum on self-rule held by pro-Moscow rebels in east Ukraine on Sunday.

A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine told Reuters: "The so-called referenda in ... parts of Luhansk and Donetsk regions were illegal and we do not recognise the outcome.

"Those who organised the referenda have no democratic legitimacy."

The spokeswoman said holding the referendum ran counter to the objectives of an agreement reached by Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the United States last month aimed at defusing the Ukraine crisis.

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