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Russia/Open Skies Treaty – Denunciation of Open Skies pact is motivated by national interests, Russian diplomat says (TASS)

Russia’s proposals to keep the Treaty on Open Skies were ignored by Washington and its allies, so the decision of President Vladimir Putin to denounce it was motivated by the national interests of the country, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel on Monday. Denunciation of Open Skies pact is motivated by […]

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Russia/Open Skies Treaty – Putin signs law taking Russia out of Open Skies treaty (Al Jazeera)

The treaty was intended to build trust between Russia and the West by allowing the accord’s signatories to conduct reconnaissance flights over each other’s territories [File: Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters] Putin signs law taking Russia out of Open Skies treaty | Military News | Al Jazeera

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(Open Skies Treaty) Saving the Open Skies Treaty (Steven Pifer, Brookings)

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(Russia/Open Skies Treaty/USA) Russia’s pullout of Open Skies Treaty was inevitable due to US position, says Beijing (TASS)

Russia’s withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies, announced by the Russian Foreign Ministry Friday, was inevitable due to the lack of desire to cooperate in the United States, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying told a regular briefing Monday. “As I understand the direct reason behind Moscow’s decision to initiate the procedure […]

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(Open Skies Treaty) Can the Open Skies treaty survive? (Al Jazeera)

One of the cornerstones of global security since the Cold War is in danger of collapsing. The Open Skies treaty allows countries to fly aircraft over each other’s territories and monitor military activity. However, Russia is following the United States by pulling out of the pact. Both nations have accused each other of violations. Will […]

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(Open Skies Treaty/NATO/Russia) NATO open for transparency dialogue with Russia over its withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty (TASS)

NATO is ready for dialogue with Russia on military transparency and risk reduction within the Russia-NATO Council following Russia’s decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, NATO’s deputy spokesperson Piers Cazalet told TASS on Friday. “We have taken note of Russia’s stated intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty.” He said. “Allies continue […]

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(Open Skies Treaty/Russia) Open Skies Treaty to crumble after Russia’s withdrawal, says expert (TASS)

The Treaty on Open Skies will lose its significance and will practically stop functioning after Russia pulls out of it, director general of the Russian International Affairs Council, Andrey Kortunov told TASS Friday. “Russia’s participation was practically the sole reason for the Western side to be in this treaty. Therefore, this treaty is likely to […]