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Putin signs law terminating the "Open Skies" agreement

Today, Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law ending the operation of the “Open Skies” treaty, and the Kremlin website for legal information indicated today, that the Russian President signed this law, which ends the operation of the Open Skies Treaty (Open Skies), which was signed in Helsinki. On March 24, 1992.

Russia ratified this treaty in 2001, an agreement that allowed its participants to fly over each other's territory and monitor military activities.

The treaty, which entered into force in January 2002, became one of Europe's post-Cold War confidence-building measures, and allowed the 34 participating countries to publicly collect information about each other's forces and military activities.

Washington had withdrawn from the treaty, and the Kremlin announced, earlier, that Russia would also withdraw from this treaty.