RT News - May 31, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Escaping the violence - we speak to children evacuated from the Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, where artillery shelling has hit residential areas - as Kiev presses on with its military operation in the east; Former Afghan officials are opting for a peaceful retirement in the U.S. - including the outgoing president's brother and the ex-intelligence chief, known for his reputation of brutality; Plus, Asian tension - Japan vows to play a greater defence role in the region, promising support to all nations in their territorial disputes, in what's seen as a dig at China