RT News - May 24, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Mortar shelling and deadly fighting ring out through eastern Ukraine - as the standoff between Kiev and pro-autonomy militias escalates, despite it being just hours until people are expected to go to the polls; A global day of rage against genetically-modified products - protesters in over a hundred cities worldwide are calling for a boycott of the GM food giant Monsanto; Plus, Russia looks east and boosts business ties with Beijing. The latest on the economic priorities being outlined at the annual global forum of industrial movers and shakers in St. Petersburg.