RT News - May 29, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Ukraine's military says one of its helicopters has been shot down with a general on board, as the army continues to batter the country's east with shells and rockets, despite mounting casualties among civilians. The military is to remain the backbone of the U.S.'s leadership in the world, despite President Obama admitting force is not always the solution to a crisis. Germany gives up on its investigation into NSA spying, saying there's not enough proof - ignoring the vast amounts of reports into Washington's snooping on Berlin.