The removal of the Russians, the opening of countries, DON't start: the President's meeting with security Council

Russia has not yet taken all of their nationals who are abroad and want to return home, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with permanent members of the security Council of the country on Saturday, may 30.

Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during the meeting that at the moment abroad remain the order of 25 thousand 200 Russians, stuck there because of the pandemic coronavirus. Their lists are reconciled. According to the Minister, in the next few days it is planned to export about a dozen flights, RIA Novosti reported.

At the meeting, Putin instructed the agencies to develop a position of Russia in connection with the decision of several States to lift imposed because of the spread of coronavirus restrictions in the tourism sector.

the President also drew the attention that some countries who have removed restrictions in connection with the improvement of the situation, again they come back. “So we need together with our specialists, doctors, health doctors to understand how to work in this direction”, — quotes words of the President “Interfax”.

Putin also stressed the need to determine the position of the Russian Federation in connection with the US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies (DON). In this regard, he recalled that soon will end and the period of validity of contract SNV-3, and this issue also requires discussion.

meanwhile, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov expressed the view that the term of the contract start-3 will probably expire on 5 February 2021. “In my opinion, the chances of saving the start-3 is rapidly nearing zero,” — said Ryabkov in an interview to the American edition The National Interest.