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Putin judo partner among Russians hit by sanctions

Three long-time Putin associates are among the list of individuals who have been hit with new European Union sanctions, including Putin's former judo partner Arkady Rotenberg.

Eight Russians, and companies including Russian National Commercial Bank were targeted with the new sanctions.

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US accuses Russia of violating nuclear treaty

In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the US government said that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.

This is a very serious matter which we have attempted to address with Russia for some time now.

The United States will, of course, consult with allies on this matter to take into account the impact of this Russian violation on our collective security if Russia does not return to compliance.

– White House Statement

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