RT News - July 01, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

Ukraine's military resumes its operations in the East with attacks on several cities - after the President refused to extend a ceasefire which expired overnight. The jihadist march through Iraq stokes breakaway sentiment in the oil-rich Kurdish north of the country and attracts foreign companies hoping to cash in on the chaos. Mercenary manouveres - An infamous private security firm used by the U.S. for high-risk military operations overseas, is accused of making death threats to government officials investigating its methods.