RT News - September 11, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

The U.S. President says Washington will carry out air strikes against Islamic State jihadists, and arm Syrian rebels to battle the extremists. But fears are already being raised that Washington might be trying to kill two birds with one stone, and finally clamp down on the Assad regime as well. Also, crowds in Spain's wealthiest region plan to mark their National Day, by renewing appeals for Madrid to recognise their bid for Catalonian independence. From cautious optimism to grim determination - we speak to Ukrainian refugees returning home amid the tentative ceasefire, as well as soldiers who believe fresh fighting is just around the corner.