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Have always have adequate answers to any steps the United States, said Russia’s Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov, commenting on the decision of States to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies (DON). His words leads TASS.
He noted that Russia sees no tragedy in the fact that the US decided to withdraw from the agreement DON. In his opinion, Moscow has responded to the statement by the President of the United States Donald trump is calm and pragmatic. “Very sad, very sad that we lose another contract in the area of international security,” Antonov said.
Previously on 22 may it became known about the joint statement of foreign Ministers of the European Union regarding the US decision to withdraw from the agreement DON. The communiqué was signed by France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Sweden. It said that the EU regrets the decision of Washington, though he understands the concerns of the American side in connection with violations of the contract on the part of Russia.
The Russian foreign Ministry has received from the United States notification of the decision by DON. According to Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov, the claims of Washington to Moscow based on nothing. Russia also committed to DON and will work to maintain it, said the Deputy Minister.
On 21 may, the President of the United States Donald trump announced the country’s withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies. U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo noted that the decision comes into force after six months starting Friday, may 22.
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