Washington will limit the flights of Russian military aircraft over the United States, media reported

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American authorities intend to limit the flights of Russian military aircraft over the United States in the framework of the open skies Treaty, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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

According to the newspaper, the restriction will be the answer of the American authorities to «ban the Kremlin to overfly Kaliningrad». 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.

According to the newspaper, the US can limit the flights of Russian military aircraft over Alaska and Hawaii. «We want to get Russia back into compliance with the Treaty», — quotes the edition of an unnamed us senior official.

The delegation of the USA will announce new measures on Tuesday during the meeting of the consultative Commission for the Treaty on open skies, held in Vienna.

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