the United States Decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies is an unfortunate step in terms of European security. This was stated by the press service of the MFA of Russia.
“a very unfortunate Step from the point of view of European security. DON – by the way, was launched at the initiative of the United States – is its most important element”, – stated in the message Department.
At the same time, the Russian side was not surprised, said the diplomats, since Washington’s decision “fits perfectly into his line on the destruction of the whole complex of agreements in the field of arms control and confidence-building measures in the military field”.
the Russian foreign Ministry said that was “ignored the interests of the allies, expressed needs of some members of the U.S. Congress”, the authoritative opinions of experts from the United States and Europe, including decades engaged in the implementation of the Treaty on open skies. The diplomat stressed that Moscow is open to equal conversation, if it is directed on consideration of mutual interests and concerns. However, according to them, Washington is not configured for it, preferring to go to the exit from the Agreement that the European security deals significant damage.
“Not strengthened and the security of the United States, and their authority in international Affairs will certainly suffer,” — said the foreign Ministry.