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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Rebels 'declare independence for Lugansk region'

Pro-Russian separatists have declared independence for the south-eastern Ukrainian region of Lugansk, the Associated Press reports.

The move follows a referendum over the weekend that rebels say received the backing of over 90% of voters in Lugansk.

Earlier separatist leaders in Donetsk revealed they had asked the Kremlin to absord their region into the Russian Federation.

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