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Bill on denunciation of the Open Skies Treaty submitted to the State Duma

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Russia continues to implement the procedure for the country's withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty. The prepared bill on denunciation of the treaty was submitted to the State Duma today.


As follows from the data posted on the website of the Russian parliament, today, on May 11, 2021, the developed bill was submitted to the State Duma for consideration. The document was introduced by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to available information, the document will be considered as soon as possible and approved by both chambers of the Russian parliament, after which it will be signed by the president and Russia will finally, already officially, leave the Open Skies Treaty. According to Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Kostantin Kosachev, Russia took all measures to preserve the treaty, but the United States ignored the call to return to the Don, therefore the only and correct move of Russia is also to leave the treaty.

Recall that the United States left the Don in November 2020. Russia tried to work under the new conditions, but other countries could not guarantee that they would not transmit information received during flights over Russian territory to the United States. Against the background of these statements, on January 15, 2021, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the launch of the procedure for Russia's withdrawal from the Don, leaving the United States room for maneuver, stating that the final decision would be made at the end of May.

Washington made it clear that they are not going to return to the treaty after they announced the decommissioning of both aircraft involved in the program. Despite this, Russia took several more steps to return the United States to the Don, but they were also ignored. Thus, Russia had no choice but to also leave the agreement, which is being successfully implemented.
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  1. Linxs
    Linxs 11 May 2021 09: 28
    +8
    It is high time to withdraw from this treaty!
    1. For example
      For example 11 May 2021 09: 41
      0
      Close our skies to enemies. Definitely.

      The results of the voting are interesting.
      Who will be against?
      Full name, in order to know the enemy by sight.
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 11 May 2021 10: 34
        +1
        Quote: For example
        Who will be against?
        Full name, in order to know the enemy by sight.

        Sometimes legality is an empty formality. The Americans have already written off their own, and in the air defense the circular was issued back in January
    2. bayard
      bayard 11 May 2021 09: 43
      +7
      Well, it was not ourselves who took the initiative. At first, the United States did not allow our inspectors to fly over some objects and areas. Then they refused to allow our new aircraft inspector based on the Tu-214 to fly over the United States. Then they left at all.
      In response, we, too, first closed some areas for inspections, and then withdrew from the treaty altogether.
      The United States is systematically destroying the entire system of checks and mutual control. Unilaterally .
      ... Before WWII, the Germans also removed the barbed wire at the border so that they would not interfere with the movement.
    3. aleks neym_2
      aleks neym_2 11 May 2021 09: 48
      +1
      To live with wolves - howl like wolves! Where to pull further?
    4. Alex777
      Alex777 11 May 2021 12: 38
      +2
      This Treaty was, at one time, one of the "confidence" and control measures under the START Treaty.
      If desired, they could easily equip 2 aircraft.
      After the withdrawal of the States from the Treaty, we have nothing to do there.
      On the other hand, this withdrawal of the States may well mean that the START Treaty will soon "order a long life."
      This year it was extended, but it seems that they will not be extended further.
      Forewarned - forearmed. It has always been that way. hi
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 11 May 2021 09: 56
    +1
    Russia continues to implement the procedure for the country's withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty.
    That's right, it's high time! good
  3. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 11 May 2021 10: 00
    +4
    still would have left the WTO and other leftist organizations
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 May 2021 10: 05
    -6
    Once Putin has brought in, they will accept it without a bazaar. This is the Duma, they always think as the GDP says.
    1. Clear
      Clear 11 May 2021 21: 00
      +5
      Quote: Ros 56
      Once Putin introduced,.

      So the President has the right to initiate legislation.

      Quote: Ros 56
      they will accept it without a bazaar. This is the Duma, they always think as the GDP says.
      Remember how in the 90s the proposal in the Duma to "close the window?" the debate went on for weeks.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 12 May 2021 06: 41
        0
        Remember the last century, you can forget about those naive times.
        1. Clear
          Clear 12 May 2021 09: 44
          +5
          Quote: Ros 56
          Remember the last century, you can forget about those naive times.

          Pity you the Ukrainian Rada today ... request
          1. Ros 56
            Ros 56 12 May 2021 14: 10
            0
            Do not confuse the current cynical Ukrainian madhouse with our naive at that time deputies of the 90s. Now ours are also cynics.
  5. Wedmak
    Wedmak 11 May 2021 10: 08
    +2
    Forgive, our cunning one is cunning with double standards ..
    1. Clear
      Clear 11 May 2021 21: 01
      +5
      Quote: Wedmak
      Forgive, our cunning one is cunning with double standards ..

      Yeah. Finally, our rulers only saw the double-dealing.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 11 May 2021 10: 52
    +2
    It is time to formalize in the law the automatic withdrawal from the treaties, in case of withdrawal from the treaty by the Americans. Otherwise, we all hope for the mythical peacekeeping of the United States, for some rules and laws.
  7. bk316
    bk316 12 May 2021 11: 40
    0
    I wonder what they were waiting for for half a year?
    Thought the United States would hand over back?
    If under each contract the adversaries can wait six months for such cases ...
  8. Lycan
    Lycan 12 May 2021 11: 40
    0
    Well ... If the enemy no longer manifests peaceful, equal measures, then there is no point in making curtsey on duty in his direction, because stupid to go without a weapon willingly. predator's land, knowing that:
    a) a predator and a predator because it eats defenseless;
    b) without weapons (or significant threats), you are tasty and nutritious (both for himself and for his brood).
    P.S. It's good that in the State Duma there are fewer and fewer idiots (or all kinds of traitors) who believe that the SGA is not a predator.