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Aircraft OC-135B USAF will make observation flight over the territory of Russia from 16 to 21 September. About this newspaper “Red Star” with reference to the head of the National center for reducing nuclear danger Sergey Ryzhkov.
It is noted that the flight will take place in the framework of the Treaty on open skies (DON). The plane launched from the airfield near Moscow in Kubinka. It is emphasized that the Russian specialists on Board will control all agreements.
Thus, from its part, Russia from 16 to 20 September will make observation flights over the territory of Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Portugal on the aircraft An-30B and 154МЛК-1.
In August 2018, the President of the United States Donald trump signed the defense budget, which, among other things, includes an item about the freezing of the execution of DON with Russia, while the latter, as stated in the document, will not return to its respect. Later, the state Department said that Washington would suspend its participation in the agreement and intends to implement the agreement.
The open skies Treaty is an international agreement in 1992. It enables signatory countries parties to perform inspection circled each other, watching thereby of the military and the observance of existing treaties in the field of arms control.
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