Washington was not even going to discuss with Moscow the claim for the Treaty on open skies.

“Each time it was a new claim, which they couldn’t do anything to confirm,” – said in the NTV official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. She noted that every six months, the United States invented new pretexts for withdrawal from the Treaty. And it’s more like a one-sided game.

Earlier, the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov expressed a similar opinion. According to the diplomat, the White house operates on the template, and the main goal – the destruction of the whole complex of agreements in the field of arms control.

the Russian side has repeatedly said that he never violated the contract. Moscow is open to dialogue, but to Washington it is not needed. That is deeply regrettable, said the Russian foreign Ministry.