RT News - July 04, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

Ukraine's president says he's ready to re-establish a truce in the country's east, but the army steps up the offensive on defiant cities, with more residential areas coming under fire; Saudi Arabia sends 30 thousand troops to the border with Iraq after a wave of radical islamist insurgents reportedly force Iraqi border guards to flee; And, a stand-off between asylum seekers barricaded in an abandoned school and authorities puts Berlin on edge, triggering protests in support of the refugees.