29 Jul 2019 16:00

U.S. Air Force observation aircraft arrives in Russia

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW. July 29 (Interfax) - The U.S. military aircraft OC-135B has landed at the Kubinka airfield outside Moscow for an observation flight over Russia under the Open Skies Treaty, an informed source told Interfax on Monday.

After its trans-Atlantic flight from the Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, the aircraft stopped at U.S. Ramstein Air Base in Germany on Saturday and flew on to Russia on Monday.

U.S. and Italian inspectors will fly over the Russian territory under the treaty this week, the Russian Defense Ministry's official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Monday.