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08/27/2014 02:11 pm ET Updated Oct 27, 2014

Russian-Directed Counteroffensive Likely Underway In Ukraine, U.S. Says

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WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (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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