Washington’s arguments in favor of withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies is ridiculous, said on may 23, Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on the First channel.

Commenting on the statement of the American leadership that Russia is to blame for the US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies, because it does not comply with the agreement, the Russian diplomat said:

“When the administration [of US President Donald] trump said that the open skies aircraft of Russia was used as spotters for artillery and rocket fire, causing a Homeric laughter in Moscow offices and in the Moscow headquarters.”

Pompeo has accused Russia of putting weapons on the infrastructure of the US and the EU

The fact is, said the Deputy head of the Russian foreign Ministry that take seriously such arguments did not. Indeed, in the framework of the Treaty on open skies aircraft is flying with equipment that is unfit for corrections and guidance.

As previously reported IA REGNUM, about the fact that Russia used the flights under the Treaty on open skies for aiming at critical infrastructure in the EU and the United States, said on may 21 us Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.