The Russian foreign Ministry has received from the United States a notification of withdrawal from the Washington Treaty on open skies (DON). This was stated by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, reports TASS.
He said that the American side has sent Moscow an official note. Thus, according to Ryabkov, the United States themselves are flagrant violators of the Treaty and the claims of Washington based on nothing. Russia also committed to DON and will work to maintain it, added the Deputy Minister.
“The conditions that the United States, we put forward are totally unacceptable, totally unacceptable. They are senseless, devoid of any reason,” said Ryabkov, RIA Novosti reported.
May 21 it became known about the US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies. The us state Department said that it will enter into force six months from may 22.
The American leader Donald trump announced that Washington has decided to take this step due to the behavior of Moscow, which allegedly violates the terms of the contract. The White house said that Russia during flights over the United States in the framework of the agreement allegedly followed the location of the trump.
The contract between 23 member States of the OSCE in 1992, gives the possibility to participating countries to make the inspection circled each other, observing military activities and compliance with existing treaties in the field of arms control.
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