The Russian Federation is performing observation flight over the territory of Slovenia under the Treaty on Open skies on a Russian An-30B surveillance aircraft.
The observation flight over Slovenia is being carried out from 23 to 27 September 2019 from the Lublyana Open Skies airfield. The maximum flight range will amount to 1,300 km.
The Russian observation aircraft will fly along the agreed route, and the Croatia’s representatives on board will monitor the use of special equipment and compliance with the provisions of the Treaty on Open Skies.
Observation flights within the framework of the treaty are carried out in order to promote greater openness and transparency in the military activities of the participating States, as well as to enhance security through strengthening confidence-building measures, said a Russian Ministry of Defense statement.