Russia will always give an adequate reasoned response to criticism on the execution of the Treaty on open skies, the failure of Georgia and the United States from execution of the provisions of this Agreement are egregious, said the head of Department Director of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the issues of nonproliferation and observations on politics, Mikhail Ulyanov.
"The Russian Federation reaffirms its loyalty to the fundamental basis of the Contract and the interest in Its long-term and effective functioning. In our opinion, it provides an opportunity to ensure an adequate level of evaluation and monitoring of the wealth of the military infrastructure, military bases and activities of conventional military power. It is important that we receive in the framework of information available to All States parties, " said Ulyanov at the opening of the Third review Conference of States parties for the implementation of the open skies Treaty in Vienna." Today, several delegations showed us a number of complaints in like improper performance of the Contract. I wish to assure you that any attack on Russia will adequately reasoned response in subsequent discussions, when the time comes to deal with specific issues, " he said.
Thus Ulyanov said that there are two aspects that can be addressed immediately. For example, the story is about Georgia's rejection of bilateral cooperation with the us in a multilateral Treaty, which is DON." An unprecedented event in the history of diplomacy, " he noted. Another violation - the failure of the USA to provide the opportunity to observe their island territories." Both of these glaring fact remained without response from the other parties to the Treaty. In this regard, Vsplanet predictable question To the delegations of the United Kingdom, Canada, the Czech Republic, Romania and Denmark, actively criticized the Russian line of conduct. You really think these two disorders normal or just too shy to call a spade a spade when it comes to Georgia and the USA?", he said." as long as You keep silent on these two hot volumes, we are unable to take criticism seriously from your side to us. The policy of double standards has not caused us the slightest respect. I want the above partners as quickly as possible to cross this problem and ever borrow still more fair and objective position, " he said. Ulyanov also said that the Ukrainian crisis has become in a sense "test of strength" for the Contract." last year Russia took more than half a dozen of observation flights, the main objective of which was aerial photography of large areas of Russian territory adjacent To the border line with Ukraine. Unfortunately, despite determined in the course of these flights, the lack of signs of "excessive military buildup and weapons along the border with Ukraine," the campaign of accusations against Russia has not subsided, " said he. Text of the speech Ulyanov posted on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Agreement on open skies was adopted by 27 States parties of the Organization for security and cooperation in the European Union in 1992 in Helsinki. Its goal is to strengthen understanding and trust. All those present are given the opportunity to collect data on the military and the events that cause them concern. Currently parties to the Treaty open skies are 34 countries. Russia ratified the Treaty on 26 may 2001.