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.
It is noted that many emphasized the need to address issues of non compliance at the negotiating table, supported by ongoing in this direction and expressed their willingness to actively participate in it.
"It is clear that partners are aware of the reality of the negative consequences of the exit of Washington from the DON, and this prospect worries them. At the same time, they are still not prepared to take responsibility for the fate of the Treaty itself, to give a principled assessment of the actions of the US administration to engage in serious dialogue with Russia with the purpose of settlement of mutual claims, preferring mostly to limit the consideration of important, but not fundamental issues," added the Agency.
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.