Russian inspectors to make an observation flight over Lithuania

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In the framework of the implementation of the international Treaty on Open skies, the Russian Federation is to perform an observation flight on the Russian an-30B surveillance aircraft over the territory of Lithuania. This was announced by the Head of the National Centre for Nuclear Risk Reduction Sergei Ryzhkov.

The mission will be carried out from July 8 to July 12 from the Shaulai airfield. The maximum flight range will amount to 715 km.

The Russian observation aircraft will fly along the agreed route, and the Lithuania’s representatives on board will monitor the use of special equipment and compliance with the provisions of the Treaty on Open Skies.

Observation flights within the framework of the treaty are carried out in order to promote greater openness and transparency in the military activities of the participating States, as well as to enhance security through strengthening confidence-building measures.

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