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Norway disappointed with Russia's withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

12:50, 16 January 2021
Norway disappointed with Russia's withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty Photo: NEWS.ru

Norway is disappointed with Russia's decision to launch procedures for withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty (OON), said Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.


The Open Skies Treaty allows unarmed observation flights, which contributes to transparency in military activities and building trust between the participating countries, she stressed.

According to her, the Norwegian authorities are concerned about 'the continuing destruction of arms control regimes.'

Søreide also noted that after Russia's decision, it would be necessary to discuss the possibility of preserving the OST with other countries participating in the treaty, RIA Novosti reports.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that Paris regrets Russia's withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty.