RT News - December 04, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

The U.S. and its allies would find an excuse to restrain Russia even if it wasn't for Ukraine. Those strong words came as part of Vladimir Putin's traditional year-end address; He also called for closer international cooperation against terrorism - on the day the Russian province of Chechnya saw 9 gunmen and 10 police killed in an anti-terror operation; Dozens are arrested during massive protests in New York, as the city sees public fury over a jury's decision to clear a policeman of choking an unarmed black man to death.