Russia will respond to US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Russia has a plan to respond to US steps regarding the Open Skies Treaty.

As transmits Interfax, the world public was informed by the head of the Duma committee on international affairs Leonid Slutsky.

He stressed that the Russian Federation will take a balanced decision in full accordance with the goals of protecting its national security.

The MP called the US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty a destructive step that could jeopardize the military security system in Europe.

On May 21, US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of his country from a treaty allowing member states to fly overseas to monitor military activities.

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