As part of the Open Skies Treaty, which allows participating countries to observe flights in each other’s territories, Russia has followed U.S. President Donald Trump, said his adviser Robert O’Brien
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Russia during flights over the United States, carried out under the Open Skies Treaty, monitored the whereabouts of US President Donald Trump, said his national security adviser Robert O’Brien on Fox News.
“They flew over the White House, they flew over civilian infrastructure, they tracked where the president might be: [резиденция] Camp David or Bedminster (the city where Trump Golf Club is located. – RBC) So they used the contract inappropriately, ”O’Brien said.
On the eve of May 21, Trump announced that the United States is withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty. According to him, Russia violated the agreement, under which its participants had the right to conduct observation flights over each other’s territories. “Therefore, until they stick, we will leave. But there is a very good chance that we can reach a new agreement or do something together to get back to that, ”Trump said.
According to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Russia has turned the treaty “into an instrument of intimidation and threats,” while it itself has “grossly and constantly violated it for years.” He recalled that Russia did not give permission to conduct observation flights along the border with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and also limited them over Kaliningrad.
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