RT News - April 01, 2018 (12:00 MSK)

Tragedy in the Russian city of Kemerovo. A large fire at a shopping centre killed 64 people, including 41 children, last Sunday. Protests over what happened, have led to the region's governor tendering his resignation today. As the diplomatic rift over the Skripal case intensifies, flags are lowered at now-closed Saint Petersburg and Seattle consulates - as expelled US and Russian diplomats return home. Prominent intellectuals, artists, and activists demand that the Ecuadorian embassy end its communications blackout - imposed on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange since the start of this week.