RT News - May 31, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

Overnight shelling's reported in Slavyansk as the Ukrainian Army continues its huge crackdown in the restive East. We hear from the children who've managed to escape the conflict and shared their personal stories with RT; Former Afghan officials - including one dubbed 'torturer in chief' - use the U.S as a safe haven, living in peaceful seclusion - and more are hoping to follow; And balancing act - Japan's Prime Minister vows to boost his nation's security role in the Asia Pacific - and support smaller powers in the region, as China's clout continues to grow.