The White House: The law on sanctions against Russia has no legal effect due to a violation of the procedure of its approval

The bill with a strengthened package of sanctions against Russia, which was passed almost unanimously in the US Senate, has no legal effect due to a violation of the procedure of its approval. This was announced on Monday, June 26 during a briefing by the representative of the White House, Sean Spicer, Ukrinform reports.

"The decision of the Senate was adopted in violation of procedure, so there is no new bill at this time," he said. Spicer did not comment on US President Trump’s position on …

Media: NATO deploys forces in the east in preparation for war with Russia

The reason for the numerous deployments of NATO forces in Eastern Europe has finally been revealed: the alliance wants to prepare for war with Russia, German web site NEOPresse writes.

As the publication emphasizes, NATO has been augmenting its military presence in Eastern Europe since 2015. It all began with Poland, and in 2016, corresponding measures spread to Baltic states – Latvia and Lithuania. Together with the deployment of rapid response squads, new military bases were organized, and …

Russian Defense Ministry announces successful launch of Bulava intercontinental missile from Yuriy Dolgorukiy submarine

The Yuriy Dolgorukiy submarine launched a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a submerged position in the Barents Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. According to the Ministry, the target was located at the Kura missile testing range in Kamchatka, and the launch was made according to the combat training plan.

“According to objective control, the ICBM military components completed an entire flight program cycle and successfully hit the targets at the testing range,” …

Media: Russia to recall its U.S. Ambassador

Russia recalls its ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, who played a key role in Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, BuzzFeedNews reports citing three anonymous sources.

According to BuzzFeedNews, Kislyak and his family will leave Washington next month after a farewell reception in his honor. The reception will be held July 11th at the St. Regis Hotel, two blocks from the White House.

Earlier it was reported that the 66-year-old Kislyak will go to New York and lead the Russian …

Ukrainian president points out threats from Nord Stream 2 in discussion with French prime minister

In Paris, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe discussed the development of trade and economic cooperation and renewable energy projects, the press service of the President of Ukraine reported.

The Ukrainian president’s press service noted that the two politicians agreed to activate the Ukraine-France Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Matters.

“Petro Poroshenko and Édouard Philippe discussed the prospects of French companies entering the …