Rebel leader 'asks Putin to make Donetsk part of Russia'

One of the leaders of the pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk has reportedly asked Vladimir Putin to consider absorbing the eastern Ukrainian city into the Russian Federation.

Denis Pushilin, co-chairman of the 'Donetsk People's Republic'.

Denis Pushilin, co-chairman of the self-styled 'People's Republic of Donetsk', made the declaration at a news conference following a referendum on independence that the separatists said had been backed by 89% of voters in Donetsk.

Read: Ukraine rebels declare victory in poll with 89% backing self-rule

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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.