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The Ministry of Defense of Belarus told about further plans for participation in the agreement on "Open Skies"

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The Ministry of Defense of Belarus told about further plans for participation in the agreement on "Open Skies"

Belarus will make a decision on further participation in the "Open Skies" treaty or withdrawal from it only after receiving an official announcement of Russia's withdrawal from DON. This was stated by the head of the department of international military cooperation of the Belarusian Defense Ministry Oleg Voinov.


Answering the relevant question, Voinov explained that Belarus will decide whether to remain in the "Open Skies" agreement or withdraw from it, only after receiving an official notification from Minsk about Moscow's withdrawal. To date, Belarus has not received such a notification.

As of January 22, 2021, the Republic of Belarus was not informed about the withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the Don. The issue of the withdrawal of the Republic of Belarus from the DON or the determination of a new procedure for participation in the treaty will be resolved after receiving notification of the withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the DON and carrying out the relevant domestic procedures

- declared Voinov.

Let us recall that last week the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the start of domestic procedures for Russia's withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty. The decision to withdraw from the Don was made after Europe refused to give guarantees to keep secret information received by European countries during flights over Russia and not to transmit it to the United States. At the same time, it was emphasized that Russia is leaving the treaty following the United States.

US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the open skies treaty in May 2020, saying that "the treaty is outdated." On May 22, 2020, the head of the US State Department, Mike Pompeo, announced that the United States would leave the treaty in six months, i.e. November 22. In late November last year, White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien announced that the United States was no longer a party to the Open Skies Treaty.
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  1. Tatyana
    Tatyana 22 January 2021 13: 49
    +10
    This is quite logically normal and politically PRO-RUSSIAN allied statement of R.Belarus!
    1. credo
      credo 22 January 2021 14: 25
      +1
      Quote: Tatiana
      This is quite logically normal and politically PRO-RUSSIAN allied statement of R.Belarus!

      Make a conclusion early.
      Knowing the multi-vector nature of Lukashenko's broad twine and the versatility of his political views, I would not be so categorical in assessing what was said, but would wait until "The issue of the Republic of Belarus's withdrawal from the Don or the determination of a new procedure for participation in the treaty will be resolved after receiving notification of the RF withdrawal from the Don and carrying out relevant domestic procedures ".
      For example, I do not exclude the possibility that even from this issue Lukashenka will want to squeeze the maximum amount of money and other preferences from Russia and only then will he make some kind of decision on leaving or not leaving the Don.
      Communication with people like Lukashenka always presupposes the unpredictability and variability of their position, incl. wait and see.
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 22 January 2021 15: 12
        0
        Quote: credo
        Quote: Tatiana
        This is quite logically normal and politically PRO-RUSSIAN allied statement of R.Belarus!

        Make a conclusion early.
        Knowing the multi-vector nature of Lukashenko's broad twine and the versatility of his political views, I would not be so categorical in assessing what was said.

        Yes, it seems that Grygorych was taught by the consequences of his "multi-vector nature" and attempts to sit on two stools with one seat. And he is not so stupid as to forget these consequences so quickly. Although, of course, he said something there in an interview with our girl about the commitment to "multi-vector", but so, through "ha-ha" already. He understands very well that if he pours into the hand that supported him once, there may not be a second time. Yes, and ours behave correctly - outwardly everything is decent, outwardly all decisions are made by himself and independently. BUT ... Moving in the correct fairway.

        And nationalists - they are such nationalists ... In any country. I'm afraid the next time it won't stop with disconnecting from social networks, like Trump's. If he does not have time to catch the Minsk-Rostov train, he hangs out with a blue tongue in the center of Minsk.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 22 January 2021 15: 40
          +1
          Quote: credo
          Quote: Tatiana
          This is quite logically normal and politically PRO-RUSSIAN allied statement of R.Belarus!
          Make a conclusion early.
          I draw a conclusion LEGALLY and DIPLOMATICALLY competently according to the DOCUMENTAL information that is NOW available from R. Belarus. Namely.

          If there is no OFFICIAL document from Russia on the withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the Don, then there is no and cannot be a basis for a LEGALLY official decision from R, Belarus on it! And you can't jump anywhere!
          What do you want? So that R. Belarus, in making such an important decision for herself, ran ahead of the steam locomotive (Russia) ?!
          For example. Did many Pentagon NATO - with Washington's Oral promise to Gorbachev, who withdrew the USSR from the Warsaw Pact in exchange for a promise not to expand NATO to the East - fulfilled its oral obligations? And he didn’t think to carry it out, as if ANY of this agreement had never existed!

          To make its own decision, the Republic of Belarus definitely needs from Russia the corresponding LEGAL DOCUMENTAL justifications and guarantees!
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 22 January 2021 15: 59
            +1
            Quote: Tatiana
            To make its own decision, the Republic of Belarus definitely needs from Russia the appropriate LEGAL DOCUMENTAL justifications and guarantees!

            Yes there will be, no question ...

            I just didn’t hear someone say that the United States officially, by paper, notified us of our withdrawal from the Don. Trump's oral statements only. As soon as there is such a paper - a copy to Minsk with the comments of our Foreign Ministry. If possible - censored.
      2. businessv
        businessv 22 January 2021 15: 31
        +1
        Quote: credo
        Communication with people like Lukashenka always presupposes the unpredictability and variability of their position, incl. wait and see.

        The fact is that DON RB concerns only RB and no one else. If they do not come out, Russia will indicate the maximum approximation to its borders, that's all. I mean, there is no money here.
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        1. credo
          credo 22 January 2021 15: 55
          +1
          Quote: Tatiana
          Quote: credo
          Quote: Tatiana
          This is quite logically normal and politically PRO-RUSSIAN allied statement of R.Belarus!
          Make a conclusion early.
          I draw a conclusion LEGALLY and DIPLOMATICALLY competently on the basis of the DOCUMENTAL information that is currently available from R. Belarus. Namely.

          If there is no OFFICIAL document from Russia on the withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the Don, then there is no and cannot be a basis for a LEGALLY official decision from R, Belarus on it! And you can't jump anywhere!
          What do you want? So that R. Belarus, in making such an important decision for herself, ran ahead of the steam locomotive (Russia) ?!
          For example. Did many Pentagon NATO - with Washington's Oral promise to Gorbachev, who withdrew the USSR from the Warsaw Pact in exchange for a promise not to expand NATO to the East - fulfilled its oral obligations? And I didn’t think to observe it, as if there was NO this agreement at all!

          To make its own decision, the Republic of Belarus definitely needs from Russia the corresponding LEGAL DOCUMENTAL justifications and guarantees!

          May be.
          It is difficult for me to judge the status of the head of the department and the right to such statements, as well as the procedure for leaving the Don, but remembering the last meeting in Sochi between Putin and Lukashenko, before the presidential elections in the Republic of Belarus, and the agreements they voiced that were not implemented, the seizure of our citizens and our bank , for which they did not apologize, and so on and so forth, somehow there is no reason to take their word for it.
    2. halpat
      halpat 22 January 2021 14: 43
      -1
      Quote: Tatiana
      This is quite logically normal and politically PRO-RUSSIAN allied statement of R.Belarus!

      Pennies will smear the mustachioed bulb again.
      Well, not for myself ... for Kolya ...
  2. hirurg
    hirurg 22 January 2021 13: 49
    +2
    Belarus will take a decision on further participation in the "Open Skies" treaty or withdrawal from it only after receiving an official announcement of Russia's withdrawal from DON.
    I didn’t know that Belarus was also participating in this agreement. Well, everything is logical.
  3. Crowe
    Crowe 22 January 2021 13: 51
    +11
    Yes, we went out, and you go out, for there is nothing to do there
    after Europe refused to guarantee the secrecy of information received by European countries during flights over Russia and not to transmit it to the United States.

    and even more so as
    The United States is no longer a party to the Open Skies Treaty.

    What's the point of staying in DON now.
    1. Aleks2048
      Aleks2048 22 January 2021 14: 27
      +5
      What's the point of staying in DON now.

      But the Belarusians could have stayed and it is quite productive to drain information about the state of affairs in Europe in the Russian Federation. Just by analogy, as the United States wanted to have information from its lackeys about the state of affairs in Russia and at the same time not to give out information about themselves in the Russian Federation, so the Belarusians, remaining in the DON, can drain the information into the Russian Federation, which will come out of this agreement. So that they would sing in Europe then?
      1. RVAPatriot
        RVAPatriot 22 January 2021 14: 43
        +10
        If a Russian base appears in Belarus, what then ??? Yes and no RB has planes for DON, and if they take the Russian one, then the ban will follow ... like what Russia flies, it came out ... a double-edged sword
        1. Aleksandr1971
          Aleksandr1971 22 January 2021 15: 02
          0
          So then let Russia give its plane to Belarus for use, so that it can fly over Europe and drain the information into Russia.
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 22 January 2021 15: 21
        -2
        Quote: Alex2048
        What's the point of staying in DON now.

        But the Belarusians could have stayed and it is quite productive to pour information about the state of affairs in Europe in the Russian Federation. Just by analogy, just as the United States wanted to have information from its lackeys about the state of affairs in Russia and at the same time not give out information about themselves in the Russian Federation, so the Belarusians, remaining in the DON, can pour information into the Russian Federation, which will come out of this agreement. So that they would sing in Europe then?

        The usual song about Russia's violation of everything and everyone. Because they can - they are "European", it is normal for them to merge data to the owner. And when they have the same end in the same place, then it is impossible in any way, then violations and arbitrariness.

        For example - compare our Swamp and their ... Well, at least yellow vests. We have the arbitrariness of the authorities and a dictatorship, while they have peaceful protests and the police stop individual cases of riots.
  4. Alexga
    Alexga 22 January 2021 14: 07
    +8
    With the withdrawal from the Treaty of the USA and the Russian Federation, the treaty becomes an empty piece of paper.
    1. Avior
      Avior 22 January 2021 14: 18
      -1
      Belarus, as an ally of Russia, has the right to fly over all NATO - this is not an empty piece of paper.
      Another thing is that after the exit of Russia, the NATO countries will want to leave. Most likely, what is the point for them to control themselves?
  5. Avior
    Avior 22 January 2021 14: 08
    +2
    It is extremely beneficial for Russia that Belarus remains in the Don.
    Time to fly over a relatively small Belarus with a small army will be able to fly over most NATO countries and Ukraine. The exchange is clearly profitable.
    1. voronin
      voronin 22 January 2021 14: 31
      +16
      Quote: Avior
      will be able to fly over most NATO countries and Ukraine

      A sort of "Trojan horse"
      1. Avior
        Avior 22 January 2021 15: 07
        +3
        I think NATO members are well aware of this too.
        A strange situation will arise - after Russia, everyone will leave, only Belarus will remain smile
  6. Cananecat
    Cananecat 22 January 2021 14: 31
    +7
    This is how Biden announced his intentions to extend START-3, but did not mention that it would again be on their terms, to which we would not agree ...
    Belarus may not withdraw from the treaty and will continue to fly over Europe, and those, in turn, over it .... but Europe is unlikely to agree. ))
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 22 January 2021 14: 51
    0
    I don’t understand, but the Belarusians are somehow on their side, they seem to be our allies, not NATO, what should they share with us?
    1. Aleksandr1971
      Aleksandr1971 22 January 2021 15: 06
      +1
      More than understandable.
      The Belarusians will take our plane (and the crew to a heap) and will fly over Europe. And everything that they take will be transferred to us.
  8. svoit
    svoit 22 January 2021 17: 06
    +1
    Quote: Aleksandr1971
    ... And everything that they take will be transferred to us.

    As well as everything that takes a picture, for example, Poland in Belarus will transfer to America
  9. xomaNN
    xomaNN 22 January 2021 18: 30
    0
    So let the Belarusians fly over Europe and tell us, and they ONLY over Belarus wassat