Under the Treaty on open skies on the first day of the week Russian inspectors will carry out Observation flight by plane An-30B over the territory of the United Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland, said the head of the national Center for reducing nuclear threat Sergei Ryzhkov.
"Supervisory greatest flight range of up to 2,400 kilometers will run from 27 to 31 July 2015 from the open skies airfield Bryce Norton ", — quoted him as saying RIA " Novosti ". According to Ryzhkov, the flight is performed in order to support greater openness and transparency in the military activities of States parties to the Treaty, as well as strengthening security through confidence building measures. It will be 25 Observation flight Russia over the territories of States parties to the Treaty in 2015, He said. The Treaty on open skies was signed in 1992 and became one of the measures to strengthen confidence in the European Union after the Cold war. It's been around since 2002 and allows the participating countries to openly collect information about military forces and activities of one another. The Contract includes the vast number of NATO countries, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and neutral Sweden and Finland. Usually the flights Russia and NATO countries are conducted on a reciprocal basis.