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Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 8:42
Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded an explanation from Russia's President Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops have launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine.

Ukraine said Russian forces had crossed the border and were supporting separatist attacks.

The US State Department said it suspected a Russian-directed counter-offensive was under way.

Russia has repeatedly denied arming or covertly supporting the rebels.
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