One of the key political events last week, which was covered in the Russian Press was the NATO Summit in Warsaw that took place on July 8-9. Officials reaffirmed the role of NATO as an organisation for the maintenance of peace and stressed that additional deployment of NATO forces in the Baltic states was only conducted as a response to the threats posed by Russian foreign policy. The Ukrainian conflict was one of the topics discussed at the Summit. RBC published an article commenting on the violence in the Donbass region, which has this month caused a record number of death since August 2015, according to the UN. The State Council of Crimea issued a statement last week calling for the «international community» not to finance the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, an organization which has been banned in the Russian Federation this year for extremist activity.