Russia has called the US decision not to rejoin the Open Sky Arms Treaty a “political mistake.”

Moscow: Russia The U.S. decision not to rejoin the Open Sky Arms Control Treaty on Friday said it would allow unarmed surveillance flights to member states. This is a “political mistake” before the summit between the presidents of the country.
The original US decision to withdraw from the agreement was made last year by the US presidential administration Donald Trump, But Moscow had hoped for a successor Joe Biden It will be the other way around.
Also on Thursday, the Biden administration informed Moscow that it would not re-enter the agreement, and Moscow denied that Russia had violated the agreement.
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday WashingtonThe move was a missed opportunity to boost security in Europe.
“The United States has made another political mistake, dealing a new blow to the European security system.” TASS Quoting him saying. “We gave them a good chance, which they did not take. They continue to tell false stories about Russia’s violation of this agreement, which is completely absurd.”
Separate, The Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow regretted the US decision, saying the Open Sky agreement would lose much of its usefulness without the participation of Russia and the United States.
Russian President Vladimir Putin And Biden is due to hold a summit in Geneva next month, and Ravakov quoted the US as refusing to re-enter the open sky, saying the summit was not conducive to arms control discussions.
In January, Russia announced its plans to withdraw from the agreement, and the government introduced legislation in parliament this month to formalize the holiday.
A Kremlin spokesman at the time said one reason was that the United States was still able to obtain information from its agreement. NATO Collaborator
U.S. officials say Russia has violated the terms of the agreement by banning over-flights to the Russian enclave in neighboring Georgia and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad on the Baltic coast. Russia denies any wrongdoing.
The treaty, signed in 1992 and enacted in 2002, allows countries to conduct short-range, unarmed surveillance flights and gather information on each other’s military forces throughout the territory of the other parties.
Its purpose is to increase transparency and build trust between countries.


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