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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.

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Ukrainian forces kill 'up to five' alleged militants

Ukrainian forces have killed "up to five" militants in Slaviasnk and government troops have destroyed three illegal checkpoints, according to Ukraine's Interior Ministry.

Ukrainian forces clashed with pro-Russian militants as they closed in on the separatist-held city of Slaviansk, seizing rebel checkpoints and setting up roadblocks as helicopters circled overhead.

A Ukrainian military detachment with five armoured personnel carriers took over a checkpoint on a road north of the city in late morning after it was abandoned by separatists who set tyres alight to cover their retreat, said Reuters.

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