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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.

The defense Ministry praised the US claim to the Treaty on open skies

United States to exit the Treaty on open skies (DON) using flimsy excuses, said Friday the head of the National center for reducing nuclear danger Sergey Ryzhkov.

He remind that the situation around the contract began to deteriorate since September 2013, when for observation flights under the Treaty, Russia began to use the surveillance aircraft An-30B with the new digital surveillance equipment.

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".

Foreign Ministry: partners do not want to be responsible for the US withdrawal from the DON

Partners of the Russian Federation are aware of the negative consequences of the US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies, but not ready to take responsibility for the fate of the Treaty itself, the report said the Russian foreign Ministry.

The sixth of July in the video took place the conference of the States parties to the Treaty on open skies (DON) to study the impact of the US withdrawal from the Treaty. The Russian interagency delegation was led by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

The foreign Ministry assessed the transferability of the US data after the release of DON

If after the US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies, Washington's allies in NATO decides to give to the Americans information on the contract, this will be known, says head of division for conventional arms control of the Department of non-proliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Oleg Bushuev.

As stated earlier the Russian foreign Ministry, the US should not hope that they will receive the data according to the Treaty on open skies after leaving it. As they said in turn, Deputy foreign Minister Alexander Grushko, the transmission data obtained by the participating countries of the open skies Treaty, third countries which are not its participants, would be a gross violation of the "letter and spirit" of the Treaty, it should be excluded.

Russia will not persuade US to remain within the Treaty on open skies

Russia will not persuade US to remain within the Treaty on open skies, said the head of the division for conventional arms control of the Department of non-proliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Oleg Bushuev.

Earlier, Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on the results of the virtual conference of the participating countries said that Russia and the United States failed to reconcile the positions, it is unlikely that Washington will reconsider the decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies.

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.

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.

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