Joint mission of the United States and Italy will conduct an observation flight above Russia and Belarus under the Treaty on Open Skies on April 24-28. This was announced by the head of Russian National Center for Nuclear Risk Reduction Sergei Ryzhov, reports RIA News.
“In the frameworks of realization of the international Treaty on Open Skies, the joint mission of Italy and United States will make an observation flight on Romanian aircraft An-30 over the territory of group of member states of the agreement Republic of Belarus and Russian Federation on April 24-28,” Ryzhov said.
During the flight along the agreed route Russian specialists on board will monitor the strict adherence to flight parameters and use of the equipment provided by the treaty, the head of Russian National Center for Nuclear Risk Reduction noted.
Surveillance aircraft An-30 belongs to the class of aircraft that is not designed for the use of any weapons. It itself and the surveillance equipment installed in it passed the international check, attended by Russian experts, which eliminates the use of technology not provided by the contract.
Earlier it was reported that Poland accused Russian flight dispatchers of provoking Smolensk plane crash. Polish Prosecutor General’s Office collected evidence, which let the prosecution form the new charges, according Newsweek Polska.