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.
According to Bushueva, the question of assurances that the allies would not convey information on the agreement the American side, is very difficult. He noted that, on the one hand, the countries of States parties to the Treaty have commitments within NATO, and, on the other hand, contractual obligations. According to him, the European partners will be faced with a difficult choice.
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.
As stated earlier, Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, Moscow sees no reason to trust the hypothetical arguments in Washington that the United States can reconsider its decision on withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies, if Russia will fulfill the requirements of the United States.