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

"Primitive blackmail". Moscow lashes out at the U.S. for slapping its energy giants with more painful sanctions over Ukraine; Vladimir Putin warns Washington the penalties will backfire, that's as he wraps up a tour of Latin America with a pile of lucrative contracts and firm handshakes from his BRICS partners; And after a shell kills four Palestinian children on a Gaza beach, Israel agrees to a short-term humanitarian truce.