Media: Russia will limit inspection of the United States under the Treaty...

Media: Russia will limit inspection of the United States under the Treaty on open skies


СМИ: Россия ограничит инспекции США в рамках договора об открытом небе

Moscow says that it is taking steps in response to similar actions of the USA

Moscow will introduce restrictions on sightseeing flights over Russia the us military from 1 January 2018 in response to the corresponding restrictions of the Russian flights over the United States, said on Wednesday
“RIA Novosti”.

The United States accused Russia of ignoring the Treaty on open skies agreements aimed at confidence-building between the armed forces of the two countries, which entered into force in 2002. Washington said it plans to take action against Moscow.

The Wall Street Journal reported in September that we are talking about the prohibition of flights of the Russian military over the American territories. According to the newspaper, this will be the answer to the ban of flights over the heavily militarized Kaliningrad region of Russia.

It is reported that the United States wants to ban Russian flights over Alaska and Hawaii, and to limit the length of the Russian observation flights.

“RIA Novosti” on Wednesday quoted a senior official of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Georgy Borisenko, who said that Moscow will take retaliatory measures in connection with the new steps the United States from January 1, and limits the territory over which the United States will make observation flights.