7 Jun 2021 11:47

Putin signs law denouncing Open Skies Treaty

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on Russia's denunciation of the Treaty on Open Skies.

The document was published on the official web portal for legal information on Monday.

The law denouncing the Treaty on Open Skies was unanimously adopted by the State Duma on May 19 and approved by the Federation Council on June 2. Moscow has said that its denunciation of the treaty is connected to the United States' own withdrawal from the treaty.

Meanwhile, the United States officially notified Russia on May 27 that it was not ready to return to participating in the Open Skies Treaty.