Joint US-Romania-Ukraine Mission to Perform Open Skies Observation Flight Over Russia

A joint US-Ukraine-Romania mission is performing an observation flight over the territory of the Russia under the Treaty on Open Skies from September 23 to 27.

The flight is being conducted on an An-30 observation aircraft from the Kubinka airfield.

During the flight along the agreed route, Russian specialists on board the observation aircraft will monitor the observance of the agreed flight parameters and application of the monitoring equipment stipulated by the contract.

The AN-30 observation aircraft is a type of airplane which is not designed to use any weapons. The aircraft and observation equipment installed on it (aerial cameras) underwent an international certification, in which Russian specialists took part, which precludes the use of technical means not covered by the treaty, according to a Russian Ministry of Defence statement.



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