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Thursday, 28 August 2014 | MYT 2:20 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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