NATO open for transparency dialogue with Russia over its withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty,

NATO is ready for dialogue with Russia on military transparency and risk reduction within the Russia-NATO Council following Russia’s decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, NATO’s deputy spokesperson Piers Cazalet told TASS on Friday.

”We have taken note of Russia’s stated intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty.” He said. ”Allies continue to consult closely on the future of arms control. We also remain open to dialogue in the NATO-Russia Council on risk reduction and transparency.”[…]

For years, Washington had been accusing Moscow of exercising a selective approach to the implementation of the Open Skies Treaty and violating a number of its provisions. Russia had been laying counter claims. In 2017, Washington imposed a number of restrictions on Russia’s observation flights over the US territory. Moscow gave a tit-for-tat response. In November 2020, the United States withdrew from the treaty. Läs artikel