British and Ukrainian military will perform an observation flight over Russia


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The joint mission of Canada, the UK and Ukraine will perform from 2 to 6 may observation flight over Russia and Belarus within Treaty on open skies. As reported by RIA Novosti, said the head of the Russian Center for reducing nuclear danger Sergey Ryzhkov.

The mission will run on the canadian observation aircraft C130-J from the airfield near Moscow Kubinka.

During the flight on an agreed route Russian specialists on Board the plane will monitor strict observance of flight parameters and application of the contractual instrument.

The Treaty on open skies was signed in 1992. This document became one of the measures for strengthening confidence in Europe after the cold war. It has been operating since 2002 and allows the participating countries to openly gather information about military forces and activities of each other.

Parties to the Treaty include most of the NATO countries, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and neutral Sweden and Finland.