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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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Donetsk rebels: Joining Russia 'appropriate step'

One of the leaders of the pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk has said it would be an "appropriate step" for the region to join the Russian Federation following this weekend's referendum on independence.

The rebels say they received 89% backing for making the area near the Russian border independent from Ukraine.

Roman Lyagin, head of the electoral commission in Donetsk, told a press conference: "Joining the Russian Federation would probably be an appropriate step."

However, another of the movement's leaders, Denis Pushilin, said a decision on which country to join would only come after "consultation with experts".

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