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Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Kremlin said U.S. threats to block the flights for open skies

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on the information that the US plans to limit the flights of Russian military aircraft over its territory in the framework of implementation of the open skies Agreement. The Kremlin has recommended to Washington to press a claim in strict accordance with this agreement.

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“Here there is hardly room for interpretation. You need to clearly follow the provisions of the Treaty on open skies. Any claim should say, to advance in strict accordance with this agreement, because each party has obligations under that document”, – quotes RIA “Novosti” Peskov comment on the situation.

We are talking about the publication of the Wall Street Journal, which States that Washington was indignant with that Russia has introduced a “sublimation” of 500 km over Kaliningrad, with the result that American aircraft could not make a reconnaissance flight over the Russian territory. At the same time, noted the publication under the Treaty on open skies range reconnaissance flight can be up to 5.5 thousand km.

Now, stated in this publication, the U.S. government is preparing to impose restrictions on flights of Russian military aircraft over the territory of the United States in the framework of this Agreement.

The Russian foreign Ministry said earlier that if this happens, it is possible to impose retaliatory measures of Moscow.


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