RT News - July 01, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Ukraine's military resumes its operations in the East with attacks on several cities after President Poroshenko refuses to extend a ceasefire. That, despite an intense diplomatic effort by Europe and Russia. Vladimir Putin now says that his Ukrainian counterpart bears full responsibility for any bloodshed after scrapping the truce; The western oil industry seeks to cash in on the instability in Iraq. That's as the UN reveals the advance of Islamist terrorists made June the bloodiest month in the country this year; Also in Iraq, a new report reveals Blackwater mercenaries threatened to kill U.S. officials sent to investigate them. The probe was eventually suppressed and the details hushed up.