Trump has frozen the program of flights by Russian military aircraft over the United States
In the US defence budget, passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Donald trump, entered the item 1242 to suspend cooperation with Russia in the framework of the Treaty on open skies. It allows military aircraft of the two countries to conduct observation flights over each other’s territory.
According to the approved document, the US does not plan to allocate funding for this program. Responsible for the freezing of the agreement, the American side put on Russia. In paragraph 1242 of the budget emphasized that the funds for the program to allocate prohibited until the American President doesn’t give Congress evidence of compliance with the Moscow agreement.
Responsibility for assessing this requirement, by law, rests with the Secretary of state.
The document States that the Russian side should, in particular, to stop using the data obtained during the flights, for reconnaissance purposes, and send Washington information about the purpose of the planned overflight. The us authorities also intend to seek Russia permission to fly US aircraft in the framework of the agreement on Kaliningrad oblast, Chechnya, areas on the border with South Ossetia and Abkhazia, but also over Moscow.