RT News - June 18, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

As Kiev's bloody crackdown in Ukraine continues to claim casualites the President says his army will soon unilaterally lay down arms. We ask if he's likely to keep that promise. The UN condemns the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine and calls for a full investigation. The pair died during army shelling, while filming fleeing refugees. Militants close in on Baghdad after ransacking half the country and trying to seize its largest oil refinery. U.S. troops have been sent to secure their embassy which is seen as a top target for Islamists. The King of Spain officially abdicates and hands the throne to a new generation of royalty amid a growing republican movement.