David Cameron will deliver a direct warning to Vladimir Putin today to end Russia's "unacceptable interference" in Ukraine or face growing international isolation.
The Prime Minister will hold face-to-face talks with the Russian leader in Paris ahead of tomorrow's 70th D-Day anniversary commemorations amid deepening anger over Moscow's treatment of its neighbour.
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