The Kremlin urged to strictly adhere to the provisions of the Treaty on open skies

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in fotomonster head of the presidential administration of Russia – press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. Archival photoThe Kremlin urged to strictly adhere to the provisions of the Treaty on open skies© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

You must strictly adhere to the provisions of the open skies agreement, any claim under this agreement must nominate in strict accordance with this document, said to journalists on Tuesday a press-the Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the US plans to restrict flights of Russian military aviation.

As reported previously, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. authorities are preparing to announce the imposition of restrictions on flights of Russian military aircraft over the territory of the United States under the Treaty on open skies. According to the newspaper, the preparation of restrictions on flights over the territory of the United States was a response of the us authorities to «ban the Kremlin to overfly Kaliningrad». As writes the edition, in the framework of the Treaty on open skies range reconnaissance flight can be up to 5,5 thousand kilometers. «Russia introduced the «sublimation» of 500 kilometers over Kaliningrad», — the publication adds.

Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry said, do not consider to be reasonable claims to the United States under the Treaty on open skies, we have to compromise. They also added that Moscow does not exclude response while limiting U.S. surveillance flights Russia.

«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,» — said Peskov, when asked to comment on the situation.

The Treaty on open skies was signed in Helsinki on 24 March 1992 by representatives of 23 member States of the OSCE. Russia ratified the Treaty in may 2001. Parties to the Treaty can conduct overflights of each other’s territories to monitor military activities.

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