The EU responded to the US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies (DON). On Friday, may 22, RIA Novosti reported, citing the joint statement of the foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Sweden.
In a communiqué diplomats noted that the EU regrets the decision of Washington to withdraw from the agreement, although he understands the concerns of the American side in connection with violations of the contract on the part of Russia.
The EU foreign Ministers also pledged to continue to abide by the DON, because the agreement has a “clear value for arms control”.
Earlier, on may 22, the US President, Donald trump declared 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.
White house adviser on national security Robert O’brien explained that the intention of the US violations on the part of Moscow. According to him, Russia while flying over the United States under the Treaty on open skies followed by the location of the trump. Moscow rejects Washington’s accusation.
Thus it became known yesterday that Senator Edward Markey and Congressman Jimmy Panetta decided to ban the President of the United States Donald Trump to leave the contracts without the consent of Congress. Politicians introduced a bill “On prevention of actions harmful to the safety, without the approval”.
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