RT News - September 06, 2017 (12:00 MSK)

Close to liberation - The Syrian army recaptures a large fortified area in the city of Deir ez-Zor finally breaking a three-year long siege by Islamic State. The operation was backed by the Russian military. Russian and South Korean leaders meet to discuss the North Korea crisis at the Eastern Economic Forum - underway in the Russian city of Vladivostok. We'll bring you all the latest from there throughout the day. Vladimir Putin proposes sending in UN peacekeepers to help ease the conflict in eastern Ukraine. A move backed by Germany, but not Ukrainian officials.