On Friday, an emergency meeting of the NATO Council will be held in connection with the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies, a diplomatic source in Brussels said.
The meeting will be held at ambassadorial level. The source said the meeting will discuss “the implications of this decision for European and Euro-Atlantic security and the conventional arms control regime.
An official representative of the British government said that the UK “understands the concerns about Russia’s non-compliance”, but “remains committed to the treaty”.
London called the United States “the closest ally” and stated that it “continues to work with them for common security and prosperity”.
As a reminder, Russia demanded explanations from the U.S. regarding the statement of U.S. President Donald Trump on his withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies. Russia, she said, also has a number of claims against Washington.