NATO is preparing for a blitzkrieg against Russia.
The French Senate adopted a decision on the lifting of sanctions against Russia.
The resolution adopted by the Senate is a recommendation that has no binding power. On 17 July the European Council extended EU restrictive measures against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine.
Pro-Kremlin media has been vocal about sanctions and for example has stated that the aim of the internatinal community is to destroy Russia via international isolation, fall of oil prices, and financial sanctions.