Senator Konstantin Kosachev in conversation with the TV channel RT expressed regret over the position of NATO on the US withdrawal from the agreement on open skies.
before the head of the North Atlantic Commonwealth Jens Stoltenberg subjected to the accusation of Moscow in "selective enforcement" of the Agreement and said that Washington will return to the execution of the agreement, if the Russian side will remove the limits on reconnaissance flights over the Kaliningrad region and the border with Georgia.
Kosachev said the decision of the allies to "stand on the American side," irresponsible.
before the foreign Ministry called the U.S. decision to withdraw from the agreement on open skies is regrettable step. Also the Russian authorities have repeatedly noted that from capital of Russia of any violations of the agreement were not.
This document was signed in 1992, it became one of the measures for strengthening confidence in the European Union after the cold war. The Treaty entered into force in 2002, and gave the opportunity to participating countries to openly collect information about military forces and activities of one another.