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"Ready to strangle Europe." The security Council of Russia spoke about U.S. policy

USA on the background of the pandemic ready to strangle the European countries for their interests, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy Secretary of the Russian security Council Aleksandr Venediktov.

In his words, Europe follows American orders.

Ryabkov spoke about the future of the open skies Treaty

The United States will try to convince allies to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies, if they would follow the example of Washington, the fate of the Treaty will be sealed and he will cease to exist, said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

"We regret this decision, we consider it absolutely unjustified. The reasons why the US made this decision, is unacceptable. The attempt to impose on Russia the responsibility for this decision unfair. We emphasize that we have a series of serious claims to the United States and some its allies, and some States-US customers, in the sense that they do not fulfill or not completely fulfill the requirements of the contract," - said Ryabkov in an interview to "Duma-TV".

The foreign Ministry assessed the situation around the Treaty on open skies

Many participating States of the conference on the Treaty on open skies, has expressed a desire to resume flights as soon as they removed the relevant quarantine restrictions introduced in connection with the spread of the coronavirus, said Tuesday the head of the Department for conventional arms control of the Department of non-proliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Oleg Bushuev.

The conference of the countries-participants of the Treaty on open skies took place on July 6, it was convened in connection with the withdrawal from the agreement of Washington, the President of the United States Donald trump announced in may. In the event, which was held by video conference, was attended by the representatives of 34 countries.

Ryabkov called for equal dialogue on the Treaty on open skies

A number of countries tried at the conference for the open skies Treaty impose on Russia responsible for the US withdrawal from the Treaty, defeating the dialogue on the Treaty can only be equitable and mutually respectful, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

Monday in an online format was a conference of the countries-participants of the Treaty on open skies, which was convened after the decision of the USA to leave the contract.

The meeting of the Commission for open skies Treaty will take place in Vienna

Next week in Vienna will host a meeting of the consultative Commission for the Treaty on open skies, told RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

Monday in an online format was a conference of the countries-participants of the Treaty on open skies, which was convened after the decision of the USA to leave the contract.

Russia and the United States failed to narrow differences on the Treaty on open skies

Russia and the US failed to bring closer the positions, it is unlikely that Washington will reconsider its decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov on the results of the virtual conference of the participating countries.

Monday in an online format was a conference of the countries-participants of the Treaty on open skies, which was convened after the decision of the USA to leave the contract.

The foreign Ministry of Belarus praised the role of the Treaty on open skies

The Belarussian foreign Ministry regrets the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies, said the role of the Treaty in building confidence between the two countries, said Monday the head of the Department of international security and arms control of the foreign Ministry of the Republic Vasily Pavlov.

As reported the press service of the Belarusian foreign Ministry, Pavlov took part in the conference of the States parties to the Treaty on open skies examines the consequences of the US withdrawal from the Treaty. In the event, which was held by video conference, was attended by the representatives of 34 countries.

In Finland assessed the position of Russia under the Treaty on open skies

Finland appreciates the fact that Russia remains a party to the Treaty on open skies, and after the US announced withdrawal from the Treaty hopes to maintain its viability, said the Ambassador of Finland in Russia Mikko Hautala.

USA in may announced its withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies. The Finnish foreign Ministry expressed regret over this and stated that he hoped the review by Washington of its decision. Later in a communiqué issued by the French Ministry of foreign Affairs, a dozen European countries also expressed regret over the statements of the States.

Democrats said that out of DON may be illegal, according to media

Senate Democrats, the U.S. accused the administration of U.S. President Donald trump in violation of the law in connection with the statement of intent to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies, according to Reuters.

It is reported that in a letter to U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Minister of defense Mark Esper Democrats said that the administration has not sent Congress a notice 120 days prior to the start of the release process, as required by law. In a letter to the leader of the Democrats in the US Senate Chuck Schumer, and senators mark Warner and Jack reed urged the administration to immediately stop the attempts of withdrawal from the Treaty.

Maas commented on the US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies

The US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies, and the actions of Iran have led to the rollback of the architecture of nuclear arms control, said the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas at the end of the videoconference with participants to the Stockholm initiative on nuclear disarmament.

"Unfortunately, the architecture of arms control in recent weeks there has been a subsequent, causing the bitterness of setbacks - the US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies refers to them as causing concern around the development of Iran's nuclear program. To avoid a new nuclear arms race is a matter of survival for humanity," said Maas, it quoted the press service of the Ministry.

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