NATO believes that the condition for returning the US to implement the Treaty on open skies (DON) — the withdrawal by Russia of restrictions on sightseeing flights in certain areas of the country, reports TASS with reference to the statement of the Alliance.
In a statement supported the view of the United States to the DON, according to which Russia does not fully followed the terms of the contract. Russian government to repeal “restrictions on inspection flights in the center of Kaliningrad, near the border with Georgia,” the Treaty is preserved after it unilaterally released the United States.
Earlier, on may 22 became aware of the joint statement of foreign Ministers of the European Union regarding the US decision to withdraw from the agreement DON. The communiqué was signed by France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Sweden. It said that the EU regrets the decision of Washington, though he understands the concerns of the American side in connection with violations of the contract on the part of Russia.
the Russian foreign Ministry has received from the United States notification of the decision by DON. According to Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov, the claims of Washington to Moscow based on nothing. Russia also committed to DON and will work to maintain it, the Deputy Minister noted.
on may 22, the US announced its 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.
the Contract between the 23 member States OSCE in 1992, enables participating countries to make the inspection circled each other, observing military activities and compliance with existing treaties in the field of arms control.