Russia approves withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

(VOVWORLD) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it has approved Russia’s withdrawal from the Open Skies arms-control treaty and will submit a bill to President Vladimir Putin, who will submit the bill to the Federal Assembly for approval, and then sign it into law, officially terminating Russia's participation in the treaty.
Russia approves withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty  - ảnh 1Russian government buildings (Photo: rianovosti)

The multilateral Open Skies Treaty, signed on March 24, 1992, in Helsinki, Finland, allows its 34 signatory parties to conduct short-notice, unarmed reconnaissance flights over the other parties’ territories to collect data on military forces and activities. The US withdrew from the Treaty last November.

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