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US official: Russian troops 'intervening directly' in Ukraine fighting

Aug. 28, 2014 9:53 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 28, 2014 9:53 A.M.)
KIEV (AFP) -- Russia is now "directly involved" in fighting in the war-torn east of Ukraine, the US ambassador in Kiev said Thursday.

"An increasing number of Russian troops are intervening directly in fighting in Ukrainian territory," Geoffrey Pyatt wrote on Twitter, adding that Moscow was "directly involved in the fighting" and had sent in its "newest air defense systems including the SA-22".
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