Sergey Rabaute: Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation / RIA Novosti
Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said that the U.S. statement on Russia, allegedly used for aiming weapons, the Treaty on open skies, is the “Homeric laughter” in Moscow. He expressed such opinion on air of transfer of “Big game” on the First channel.
The diplomat noted that this statement of the President of the United States Donald trump’s “messy and illogical” is trying to explain its own decision on the withdrawal from the agreement.
According to Ryabkov, the fact that the U.S. talk about Russia’s use of its aircraft as spotters for artillery and missile fire, “is Homeric laughter in the Moscow offices and Moscow headquarters.” “Use for targeting occasional overflights of areas with surveillance equipment, which is calibrated so that there is nothing to falsify, it is technically impossible”, — said Deputy foreign Minister.
Deputy Minister also told that American planes for many years, do not fly over the beaches and parks of Russia.
Earlier, the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova criticized the U.S. position on the Treaty on open skies. According to her, the American side was not going to discuss with Moscow appearing in the claims.
About the US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies, it became known on may 21. The White house explained that the intention of the violations from Moscow — supposedly Russia during flights over the United States followed the whereabouts of the American President. Moscow rejects Washington’s accusation.
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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