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Published: Thursday August 28, 2014 MYT 2:20:04 AM
Updated: Thursday August 28, 2014 MYT 2:21:21 AM

U.S. says Russian-directed counteroffensive in Ukraine cities likely underway

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday new military incursions on Ukraine's eastern border indicate a Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway in two Ukrainian towns.

"These incursions indicate a Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway in Donetsk and Luhansk," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a daily briefing.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Eric Beech)

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