OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger expressed concern over the announcement by the United States of its withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies.
He wrote about it on his Twitter account.
“Concerned about the announcement by the United States of its withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies. It’s sad if that really happens: I hope the United States will change its mind,” he said.
Greminger also called the document “one of the pillars of security” that is necessary to maintain peace and stability in Europe.
The U.S. withdrawal from the treaty would “undermine security,” he said.
May 21, American President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies. The decision will come into force in six months.
Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Alexander Grushko said that Moscow intends to fully comply with all rights and obligations of the treaty while it is in force.