U.S. Announces Withdrawal from “Russia Violates” Airspace Open Treaty Russia Denies May 22 at 17:22
After the end of the Cold War, the Trump administration announced its withdrawal from the treaty, arguing that Russia was not protecting the “airspace openness treaty” signed by the United States, Russia and others to ensure transparency in its military activities. In response, Russia denied that it had violated the law, and it is likely to be a new conflict between the United States and Russia.
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo issued a statement on Sunday, making it clear that he had decided to withdraw from the “Airspace Open Ness Treaty” and informing the relevant countries.
The treaty, signed in 1992 after the end of the Cold War, is attended by 34 countries from the United States, Russia and Europe, mutually acknowledging that reconnaissance aircraft from other countries fly and monitor airspace for disarmament verification.
However, the United States has been frustrated that Russia has restricted flights over the border with Georgia, and President Trump said at the White House on Sunday that he would “leave the treaty because Russia did not defend it.”
The United States will officially leave after six months, but it says it will review its decision to leave if Russia fully abides by the treaty.
On the other hand, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gulsiko denied that he had made any violations, and it is likely to be a new conflict between the United States and Russia.
The Trump administration has also scrapped the inf-medium-range nuclear missile treaty with Russia, and nuclear disarmament experts have raised concerns about the withdrawal, which could lead to an arms race.