RT News - August 22, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

One hundred and forty five trucks carrying Russian humanitarian aid have crossed into Ukraine - and are now heading towards the devastated city of Lugansk. The Red Cross says it won't be accompanying the convoy, as Kiev has not guaranteed safe passage. That's as the Ukrainian army continues to shower the defiant east with shells - worsening the region's already dire humanitarian disaster. The nationwide debate over racial profiling and police brutality in America intensifies, after the killing of Michael Brown and almost 2 weeks of riots in Ferguson. With jihadists advancing in Iraq, some are now calling for the U.S. to join forces with its former arch enemy - the Assad army in Syria - to defeat its new greatest threat, the Islamic State.