Ryabkov urged to seek settlement under the Treaty on open skies
Russia calls on participating countries to the Treaty on open skies to look for ways of settlement of counter-claims, while in Moscow, I doubt that even in this case, the United States will reconsider its decision to withdraw from the contract, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"We invite all to feel the responsibility for the situation and try to find the solution. It can be a batch, because different kinds of claims - the-counter. But we can't negotiate against its own interests, the more claim to our address on the American side, are groundless. We talked about this many times," - said Ryabkov.
"If there is political will to negotiate, then perhaps it can be done. Although it seems to me that even such a hypothetical agreement in a particular format, paradoxically, not very much will increase the chance to review the American decisions," - said the Deputy Minister.
In late may, the President of the United States Donald trump said that the United States out of the Treaty on open skies. The agreement 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. Parties to the Treaty to the last time was 34 States. The reason for the US withdrawal from the steel agreement, according to Washington, his repeated violations by Russia. In particular, the United States accused Moscow of the fact that it has the "Open sky" as a tool of "military coercion". Russia has repeatedly denied accusations by the U.S. in breach of Contract.