In the case of limitation of Washington’s surveillance flights of Russia over the territory of the United States Moscow does not rule out retaliatory measures. On Tuesday, 26 September, reported RIA Novosti Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control, the Russian foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov.
“Naturally, we will have to examine the decisions taken by the American side, with the participation of our military,” — said the diplomat.
Earlier on 26 September, The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed representatives of the Pentagon and the state Department reported that American authorities plan to soon announce restrictions on the flights of military aircraft Russia over the United States under Treaty on open skies. In particular, we are talking about Alaska and Hawaii.
According to sources in Washington believe that Moscow itself does not comply with the terms of this agreement. In particular, the us authorities claim that Russia is in violation of the Treaty has banned flights of us military aircraft over Kaliningrad region, reports “Interfax”.
Officials stressed that such measures will be reversible.
According to the publication, earlier, Russia accused a number of countries are signatories — the U.S., Canada, Georgia and Turkey — in that they prevent the access of Russian planes in their airspace.