RT News - August 13, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

France says it will join the U.S. in arming the Kurds in Iraq - as Washington and its allies get ever more deeply involved in the battle against Islamic-State jihadists; At least 3 people are killed as Ukraine's army pounds the outskirts of Donetsk with shells. The UN says more than 2-thousand people have already been killed in the conflict; The EU denies reports it's pressuring Latin American countries not to expand their trade with Russia in the wake of Moscow's food embargo. A European Commission spokesperson tells RT what exactly the EU means by "not pressuring".