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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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EU imposes fresh sanctions on Putin government

The European Union has imposed more sanctions against individuals linked to the Russian government, along with two Crimean companies.

Among the 13 individuals targeted are Vladimir Putin's first deputy chief of staff, Vyacheslav Volodin and the commander of Russia's paratroopers, Vladimir Shamanov.

One of the individuals sanctioned by the EU, Vyacheslav Volodin, pictured with Vladimir Putin in 2011. Credit: Associated Press

Both men now face possible asset freezes and visa bans as the EU looks to pressurise the Kremlin over its handling of the crisis in Ukraine.

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