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Russia to Hold Observation Flight Over UK

Sputnik News

05:48 07.11.2016

Russian specialists would carry out an observance flight over the territories of the United Kingdom.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian specialists would carry out an observance flight over the territories of the United Kingdom under the Open Skies Treaty on November 7-11, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Nuclear Risk Reduction Center said Monday.

"Within the framework of the Treaty on Open Skies a group of Russian inspectors is planning to carry out an observation flight on an An-30B aircraft with surveillance equipment over the territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland," Sergei Ryzhkov said.

He added that the flight would be carried out from Monday till Friday from the Brize Norton Open Skies airport.

He added that this flight would be the 37th one conducted by the Russian specialists over the territories of the Treaty member states.

The Treaty on Open Skies was signed in March 1992 and became one of the major confidence-building measures in Europe after the Cold War. It entered into force on January 1, 2002.

Sputnik



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