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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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Tymoshenko: Ukraine must be a member of Nato

Former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has stressed Ukraine "must be a member of Nato" in order to protect itself from Russian aggression.

Tymoshenko, who is running in the May 25 presidential election, told the Associated Press that while only a minority of Ukrainians supported Nato membership previously, Russia's actions in the country's east had forced a "fundamental change" in public thinking.

Ukrainian presidential candidate and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Credit: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

She said Russian President Vladimir Putin "was able to change the mentality of Ukrainians and turn us in a different strategic direction" due to "his war against us".

"Nato is the best choice for Ukraine," Tymoshenko added.

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