In the foreign Ministry told about the reaction to the US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies
Moscow is considering all options following the US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies, but this is largely dependent on the position and behaviour of other countries participating in the agreement, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"As for the situation when the agreement on November 22, as it is now obvious to everyone, will the USA, and only USA, - in this case our options of our actions remain open. We are not yet ready to no further refining our line," said Ryabkov.
"By and large, the situation depends on how to lead other countries and to what extent the current parties to the Treaty to be responsible for his fate, aware, not simply declarative, but in practice will demonstrate that they are concerned about the situation in the sphere of European security that they don't go on about those in Washington for whom the destruction of architecture in the field of arms control has become a major challenge," added the Deputy Minister.
The Treaty on open skies was signed in 1992 and became one of the measures for strengthening confidence in Europe after the cold war. It has been operating since 2002 and allows the participating countries to openly gather information about military forces and activities of each other. After the US withdrawal in the Contract will remain 34 States.