US calls on Putin to 'implement its Geneva commitments'

In a statement on the US Department of State website, the US government have reiterated their opposition to the proposed referendums in eastern Ukraine:


The U.S. calls on President Putin and the Russian government to implement its Geneva commitments.

The statement read: "If these referenda go forward, they will violate international law and the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The United States will not recognize the results of these illegal referenda."

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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.