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US congressmen asked the president not to make concessions to Moscow under the Open Skies agreement

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Several influential congressmen addressed Obama with a letter in which they urged not to allow Russian observers to use improved equipment as part of flights over the US territory under the Open Sky Treaty, reports RIA News with reference to the website of the Committee on International Affairs of the American Congress.




Signed a letter from the head of the 3-x committees: Ed Royce (for international affairs), Devin Neuens (for intelligence) and Mac Thornberry (for armed forces).

“In recent years, instead of following the goals stipulated by the Treaty, Russia uses flights within the Open Sky framework to increase espionage ... Allowing Russia to improve the sensors used during these flights to digital technologies will only worsen this (situation)” ,
the document says.

“We urge you to listen to the advice of the military leadership and other officials, and deny this to the Russians by examining modern alternatives to these flights,” write the lawmakers.

Earlier, Moscow appealed to the US authorities to certify new electro-optical equipment, which is planned to be installed on observers.

Help Agency: The “Open Skies Treaty” was adopted by 27 by the States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 1992 in Helsinki. His goal is to strengthen mutual understanding and trust. Currently, the parties to the open sky treaty are the 34 states. Russia ratified the 26 Agreement of May 2001 of the Year. ”
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REUTERS / CARLOS BARRIA
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  1. Pitot
    Pitot 16 June 2016 09: 34
    +9
    Ha, were you taking a break? Why is this all of a sudden? They have a cool country, hegemon .... should they be afraid?
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 16 June 2016 09: 39
      +16
      Quote: Pitot
      should they be afraid?
      There is something to hide, apparently.
      1. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch 16 June 2016 10: 30
        +7
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        There is something to hide, apparently.


        Or maybe America is Goodwin the great and terrible, there is simply NOTHING to hide? See them all naked. , and goodbye to exclusivity. Something hurts a lot of stupidity from there rushing in recent years.
        And cool them scared.
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 16 June 2016 13: 36
        0
        Several influential congressmen turned to Obama in a letter urging Russian observers not to use advanced equipment as part of flights over US territory under the Open Skies agreement

        That is, there is something to hide?
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 16 June 2016 09: 41
      +12
      Russia's permission to improve the sensors used during these flights to digital technology will only worsen this (situation) ”

      Not a fig! And they, one might think, fly to the inspection with theatrical binoculars !!!
      They themselves probably forgot what analog equipment is! And the other, no, no ?!
      And if you will not be allowed to fly over Russia at all ?!
      1. GSH-18
        GSH-18 16 June 2016 13: 40
        +1
        Quote: Starover_Z
        And if you will not be allowed to fly over Russia at all ?!

        Everything as usual, a loud howl will rise with known accusations against us in advance wassat
    3. Grandson of Veteran
      Grandson of Veteran 16 June 2016 09: 44
      +4
      Pitot (2) RU Today, 09:34 AM New
      Ha, were you taking a break? Why is this all of a sudden? They have a cool country, hegemon .... should they be afraid?

      There’s just something to hide. And Russian intelligence technologies have reached the point where hiding something becomes difficult. So they closed the sky.
      1. CORNET
        CORNET 16 June 2016 09: 58
        +4
        Afraid of the bastards ... Obamych leave with dignity and do not sign anything! Then we'll figure it out .... hi Do not be offended by us! You, nevertheless, received the Nobel Peace Prize ... Do not disgrace her again! hi
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    5. siberalt
      siberalt 16 June 2016 10: 05
      +1
      Do we need this "open sky"? If there are 27 states in it, then we have satellites and aircraft along the borders.
    6. el coyote
      el coyote 16 June 2016 10: 52
      +1
      Earlier, Moscow appealed to the US authorities to certify new electro-optical equipment, which is planned to be installed on observers.


      Little description. Moscow notified the American authorities that it was putting new electronic-optical equipment on observer aircraft, and what certification there was for their pleasure. And so it will be installed. bully
  2. Andrey K
    Andrey K 16 June 2016 09: 40
    +15
    ...in which they called on not to allow Russian observers to use advanced equipment as part of flights over US territory under the Open Skies agreement...
    We would like to ban flights over their territory altogether wassat
    But we ourselves want to peep and now the "painful" searches will begin, how to distort the essence of the treaty so that only the name and the result remain - "The game with one gate", naturally at the gates of Russia negative
    This whole situation, not the first one (remember the ABM Treaty), shows only the complete insecurity of the United States in terms of compliance with the treaties negative
    Obligations under any treaties, the "exclusive nation" projects only on the "natives" - they themselves do not bother themselves with such worries negative
    1. igor.borov775
      igor.borov775 16 June 2016 15: 16
      0
      Hello!! Do not rush there are many points in this agreement that suits us. To begin with, we must remember that this Agreement is a compromise. What we have lost is something they are. In principle, this is an appendix to space observations. An integral picture is formed from the mosaic. We probably will never achieve the same economic power as in the USA. For about 20 years we need to rebuild to build about 280 plants. The United States is following us very carefully. They know very well only they will earn and start producing all competitive products. This is a serious problem for us. The United States also does not stand still, they are strongly rebuilding their industry. The possibilities of the American economy are shocking. This is particular. After the collapse of the USSR, the United States carefully studied our experience in developing the country's air defense. The Americans always considered the Navy and the Air Force to defend them. 90 years were not in vain. Unfortunately they are not so crazy as they write here. The United States saw its chance, which is why they withdrew from the ABM Treaty. And now the question. What the Yankees do not want to show. Creation of positional areas is correct. Our smiles are out of place. Americans are right. The Union was able to almost completely close the sky, why we cannot. They can. we need to read all kinds of opuses less, which is not possible. We managed to achieve this after spending decades. The United States, with its huge economic potential, is much easier. Nobody threatens its borders. And now a very interesting question is why they do not want to see our aerial observers.
  3. Taygerus
    Taygerus 16 June 2016 09: 42
    0
    well then there’s nothing for us to do, the whole NATE and the USA with their open skies, damn gentlemen, don’t keep a single contract, the country of convicts
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  5. Siberian
    Siberian 16 June 2016 09: 45
    0
    Its goal is to strengthen mutual understanding and trust. Amerikosy - nothing personal, you just don’t want to understand us, and we don’t trust you. angry
  6. atamankko
    atamankko 16 June 2016 09: 47
    +1
    If you have a contract - do it, but if you don't want to - "worry" further.
  7. ARES623
    ARES623 16 June 2016 09: 48
    +1
    So there is something to hide. In fact, there is a tendency towards the collapse of this treaty. It is not the first time, and not only in the United States, that we have been denied observation flights under the Don. This is alarming. Taking into account other "cracked" treaties, it can be stated that the world is rushing towards a new conflict. The level of confidence in signed documents tends to "0". It will be very difficult to recover. The most annoying thing is that then the guilty will not be found, and there will be no strength to make claims, except for a quick and incinerating blow, which in turn will also go beyond the scope of all agreements. A vicious circle ... Perhaps this is the same rake on which the civilization that preceded us came in due time.
  8. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 16 June 2016 09: 58
    +3
    So let's just cancel this contract, it will be more honest!
    1. Sly
      Sly 16 June 2016 12: 38
      0
      Quote: Exorcist Liberoids
      So let's just cancel this contract, it will be more honest!

      Why cancel? We still want to see) Well, if Abamko responds to the requests of the coxamen and they will not let us in, then you can cancel, because he will be violated.
  9. ilya_oz
    ilya_oz 16 June 2016 10: 10
    +1
    While they had better equipment, they liked everything)
  10. aszzz888
    aszzz888 16 June 2016 10: 13
    +1
    Mericatos have begun to fuss. Not casual, apparently.
  11. V.ic
    V.ic 16 June 2016 10: 27
    0
    "Peeping at the peeping" /price list in a brothel (there is such an anecdote)/ gains higher priority.
  12. erased
    erased 16 June 2016 10: 29
    +1
    Is there anyway to stop flights? Enough of the Yankees with us flying. And what is being prepared for war in the West is clear without flights.
  13. soroKING
    soroKING 16 June 2016 10: 31
    0
    I propose under the auspices of Proctologists without borders to open a project-Open Anus fellow
  14. Bramb
    Bramb 16 June 2016 10: 50
    +1
    Either there is something to hide, or the king is naked. Which, however, also needs to be hidden.
    There have long been suspicions, and well-founded, that with nuclear warheads they have a complete seam. Well, how exactly do Russians know about this? How many of them, which and where - we know. And then suddenly it turns out that this is not so?
    They lie, they lie and they lie constantly ...
    1. volodya
      volodya 16 June 2016 16: 07
      +1
      Quote: Bramb
      Either there is something to hide, or the king is naked. Which, however, also needs to be hidden.
      There have long been suspicions, and well-founded, that with nuclear warheads they have a complete seam. Well, how exactly do Russians know about this? How many of them, which and where - we know. And then suddenly it turns out that this is not so?
      They lie, they lie and they lie constantly ...
  15. Wolka
    Wolka 16 June 2016 11: 18
    +1
    one might think that when the Yankees themselves conduct an inspection in our sky they don’t spy like walking ... but in general, the thought has crept in for a long time that the American military-industrial complex has been hopelessly tired of its own obesity and complacency for a long time, therefore it is trying to hide its own bankruptcy
  16. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 June 2016 11: 30
    +1
    Our leadership needs to decide whether we need this agreement today? Russia observes it and the same Americans, Turks and other "partners" freely fly over our country. The United States has repeatedly violated this treaty in relation to our observers. Then NATO, i.e. The United States is worried about sudden exercises in our country, and not near the borders of the United States or Europe, you see, Russian digital equipment is not satisfied. Can send them all with this agreement and let them not fuss over to us.
  17. semuil
    semuil 16 June 2016 12: 17
    0
    We need to terminate this treaty with other NATO countries, it is not profitable for us. We’ll examine everything that’s lacking from satellites, and all Turks and Poles have nothing to fly over us. I don’t like to annul this dubious treaty altogether.
  18. valent45
    valent45 16 June 2016 12: 18
    +1
    We need to continue to improve our equipment and continue to monitor the Americans.
  19. Felix99
    Felix99 16 June 2016 15: 13
    0
    http://ya-dn.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6559 март 2014 на Донецком, пролетел, принес некоторые неприятности на своих крыльях.