Russia Ready to Discuss Preserving Open Skies Treaty With US | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Russia Ready to Discuss Preserving Open Skies Treaty With US

On Tuesday, Russia signaled that it is hoping to preserve the Open Skies treaty, an agreement the Trump administration pulled out of last year. The treaty allows unarmed surveillance flights over participating countries and is seen as a trust-building pact.

“If the United States fully returns to observing the treaty, the Russian Federation would be ready to constructively consider that new situation,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after meeting with Sweden’s foreign minister.

Russia announced it was withdrawing from Open Skies last month. While Russia declared its intention to leave the treaty, Lavrov said it hasn’t yet formally submitted the notice to other parties.

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