U.S. President Donald Trump claimed that his country would abandon the Treaty on Open Skies; however, it still has an opportunity to get back to it. CNN wrote that, with the reference to its own sources in the White House.
According to Trump, "Russia didn't adhere to the treaty, so until they adhere, we will pull out".
Previously, Washington claimed that Moscow violated the deal, recalling the permission for the U.S.-Canadian flight mission in September 2019. Russia denied these charges and pointed out at the violations allowed by the U.S.
The U.S. administration also stated that Russia has repeatedly interfered with American monitoring flights, using its missions to collect reconnaissance data in the U.S.
The Treaty on Open Skies was signed in 1992. It became one of the measures aimed at restoring trust in Europe after the Cold War. It is valid since 2002, alowing member countries to openly collect onformation about each others' armed forces and events. 34 countries signed the treaty.