RT News - July 09, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

Civilian life is tested to the limits in Eastern Ukraine as government forces lay siege to the region's biggest cities - a blockade, punctuated by deadly shelling; In Gaza young children are among those being killed as Israeli warplanes relentlessly bomb the area - part of an expanding offensive against Palestinian territories; The fallout from the latest NSA scandal, which revealed a possible double agent spying on Berlin for Washington, sees the German public demanding their country distances itself from what was supposed to be a trusted ally; And, Washington leaves Moscow in an information blackout over the arrest of a Russian citizen abroad, which has already been dubbed a kidnapping.