The New York Times reported, citing senior Trump administration officials, that Washington plans to inform Moscow about its intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty.
Earlier, the US regime accused Russia of abusing the terms of the treaty, claiming that Moscow had been unfairly limiting US flights through its airspace.
Moscow has not received an official notification from Washington yet about its decision to leave the Open Skies Treaty, but if it happens, it will be regrettable, Vladimir Ermakov, the head of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control at the Russian Foreign Ministry, said.
In March, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the USA was concerned about the treaty “as it stands now”, including limits placed on flights near the Russian borders with Abkhazia and South Ossetia
The two breakaway republics from Georgia are recognized by Moscow as independent countries but not by the Zionist swamp in Washington.
The Open Skies Treaty, which entered into force in 2002, establishes a program of unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of the states who are members of the accord.
Trump’s intent to pull out from the Open Skies Treaty will be perceived as additional evidence that he also wants to withdraw the United States from the New START Treaty.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2020.