RT News - May 28, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Ukraine's army storms the country's east with heavy arms and aircraft, as Kiev brushes aside accusations of killing dozens of civilians during the ongoing crackdown. Parties on the political left reap the rewards of years of austerity measures in Southern Europe, as voters look for new leaders to drag them out of the economic doldrums. A mass sterilisation scandal sees Californian prisons come in for strong criticism - while a former convict tells RT the conditions in the facilities are nothing short of torture.