Trump closes the sky. Another agreement with the United States could become a dummy

Moscow has not received official notification of Washington about withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies, according to the Ministry of foreign Affairs. They add that the USA did not show a clear claim, while the Russian side has accumulated a list of own comments to American partners. As the decision of Donald trump’s impact on the international security system?

the First bell rang in the press. The decision to withdraw adopted — wrote The New York Times, citing a source in the administration of the American President. Within a few hours, as the rumors have been officially confirmed.

“we Have very good relations with Russia, we worked together on the issue of oil. Unfortunately, Russia has not complied with the Treaty on open skies, so we are pulling ourselves out of it. But there is a very good chance that we can reach a new agreement or do something to back together to return this agreement,” said Donald trump.

Russia has a “plan B” in case of US withdrawal from the contract, and all accusations of failure are unfounded, to say at Smolensk square. This move by Washington will be detrimental, above all, the interests of its own allies.

“Our position is absolutely clear and unchanged — the US withdrawal from the Treaty will be another blow to the military security system in Europe, which is already weakened by the previous steps of the administration. In particular, the withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range, and before the refusal of NATO to ratify the adapted CFE Treaty,” — said Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia.

the Treaty on open skies was one of the measures for strengthening confidence in Europe after the cold war. It has been operating since 2002 and allows dozens of participating countries to conduct overflights of each other’s territories to monitor military activities and openly gather information. The contract includes the majority of NATO member States, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and neutral Sweden and Finland, but the allies in NATO do not see each other.

“the NATO Countries do not have a consensus opinion. France, Italy, Greece does not want confrontation with Russia. Germany takes a middle position. UK, Poland, the Baltic States take an aggressive stance and always stand on the side of the United States. Almost all of the sites where Russia and the West interact. The United States consistently has destroyed a significant number of contracts — anti-ballistic missile, the intermediate range in question, the Treaty on strategic offensive arms. The Americans will do everything in his power to bring down. Well, that’s just logical step to destroy the open skies Treaty,” — said Ivan Konovalov, Director of the Center for strategic market.

“It’s including the impact on international organizations. This withdrawal from UNESCO, which was not so long ago. It is now the attack on who. Still remember the mid-2000s, when the UN itself has generally criticized the United States as obsolete, unnecessary,” — said Maria Zakharova, a representative of the foreign Ministry.

the Only existing agreement between Russia and the USA on the limitation of armaments remains a start-3, signed in 2010-m to year. On both sides of the Atlantic are the fears that Donald trump is going to come out of this agreement.

“we Need to shift attention to the nuclear electorate trump made sure that the circle of enemies, in particular Russia, and have to worry about security and not about how many people died from a new coronavirus infection. In Europe, only Russia is forced to restrain their strategic offensive weapons. We see a trend that the US is trying not to renew the contract, but they would like to in the information space all convinced that the culprit-renewal — Russia, and the United States are white and fluffy”, — says Andrey Koshkin, head of the Department of political science and socionology of the Russian economic University named after Plekhanov.

“If you see US taking the initiative over the issue of space exploration, the war in space, something about cyber war, that is, new areas of an arms race, there is absolutely clear that this is their path, they elected him,” concludes Andrey Bezrukov, associate Professor of the chair of applied analysis of international problems at MGIMO, member of the Council on foreign and defense policy.

International organization may not feel like heating up the situation. Termination in force between the United States and Russia of agreements can lead to dangerous consequences, warns the UN. The official representative of the Secretary General Stefan Dujarric said that the regime of arms control is important for the entire international security architecture.