RT News - May 23, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Vladimir Putin calls the crisis in Ukraine a full-scale civil war during his address to the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. He said that Russia is ready to co-operate with whoever the Ukrainian people elect - though the tough situation on the ground is threatening Sunday's vote; A Ukrainian army checkpoint in the country's East is raised to the ground by helicopter and artillery attack. An emerged video of the assault reportedly shows panicked survivors left guessing who was actually shooting at them; A global day of action against America's Guantanamo Bay detention Centre kicks off with activists across the world calling on Barack Obama to keep his promise and shut the facility.