If you think that the hijacking in Belarus is just a propaganda or a temporary crisis, you are wrong.
We mentioned that this incident was a preliminary attack by Putin against the EU,
Europe or the USA through Belarus. We have stated that some European countries, who know Moscow’s dominance over Belarus, understood the seriousness of the situation and took measures accordingly, but the USA has not made a move yet. Now, Russia made a direct move and canceled flights from Europe to Moscow.
Thus, Russia measures the tension of Europe and the USA for their original plans. Cyber attacks, mysterious microwave attacks against the CIA and Diplomats, arctic military activities, conflicts of Middle East domination, serious nuclear and military threats to the whole world …
The US administration announced on Thursday that they will not rejoin the Open Skies arms control pact, which allows unarmed surveillance flights through Member .
understood its seriousness. Russia, in a statement today, described this decision as a major political mistake. It is understood that Russia did not expect this decision of the USA and could not feed itself in line with its interests. Big games are going on behind President Biden, who will meet with Putin next month, pointing to Russia’s involvement.
All That moves came before a meeting between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16 in Geneva, Switzerland, and it will be more …. Now we will examine why US not rejoin Open Skies treaty with Russia after examining the tension between europe and moscow.
Russia has retaliated against a ban on carriers entering Belarus’s airspace by refusing to grant permission to European planes flying to Moscow.
In an apparent escalation by the Kremlin, Russian aviation authorities forced Austrian Airlines to cancel its flight from Vienna to the Russian capital. Air France also cancelled its Paris-Moscow flight for the second day in a row, after it was denied permission on Wednesday to land in Russia. İn addition,
The United States told Russia on Thursday it will not rejoin the Open Skies control pact, which allows unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, a US official reportedly said.
Russia said on Friday a U.S. decision not to rejoin the Open Skies arms control pact, which allows unarmed surveillance flights over member states, is a “political mistake” ahead of a summit between the countries’ presidents. Both carriers had posted new routes bypassing Belarus. The move follows the “hijacking” on Sunday of a Ryanair plane flying between Greece and Lithuania, and the arrest of two passengers onboard, the journalist Raman Pratasevich and his Russian girlfriend, Sofia Sapega.
Air France and Austrian Airlines were following a recommendation by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). It is unclear if Moscow’s retaliation is temporary or signals a more lasting standoff, which could in turn lead to countermeasures against the Russian national carrier Aeroflot. Airlines including British Airways and KLM have been able to use new routes on flights to Moscow.
Austria on Thursday slammed Russia after it refused to allow an Austrian Airlines flight to be rerouted to avoid Belarusian airspace, resulting in the Vienna-Moscow service being cancelled. Austria’s Foreign Ministry said Russia’s refusal to allow the route change was “absolutely incomprehensible,” urging it “not to artificially impede free air traffic between Russia and Europe.”
“It is in the interests of both Austria and Russia that all flights to and via Russia can continue to be carried out without any problems,” it said in a statement to AFP.
Austrian Airlines cancelled the Vienna-Moscow flight on Thursday, saying Russian authorities had not approved a route change allowing the plane to avoid Belarusian airspace.
The airline said it had suspended flights over Belarusian airspace in line with a recommendation by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), making a route change for the Vienna-Moscow flight necessary.”A change in flight routes must be approved by the authorities. The Russian authorities did not give us this permission,” the airline said in a statement to AFP.
It added it was not yet clear if the next flight would be able to take place.A Moscow-Vienna flight is scheduled for Friday. Passengers on the cancelled flight were rebooked,the airline said. Russia’s transport ministry told AFP that it had “no comment for now.”
Belarus sparked global fury by diverting an Athens-to-Vilnius Ryanair plane on Sunday and arresting an exiled dissident in Minsk.
In response, EU leaders on Monday decided to ban Belarusian carriers from European airspace and airports as well as recommending that EU carriers should also avoid Belarusian airspace. Austrian Airlines is part of Germany’s Lufthansa group. Lufthansa confirmed to AFP that all its airlines were “currently avoiding Belarusian airspace.” Scheduled flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg continued, it said.
The United States told Russia on Thursday it will not rejoin the Open Skies arms control pact, which allows unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, a US official reportedly said. Citing unnamed US officials,
The Associated Press reported that Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told the Russians that the Biden administration had decided not to re-enter the treaty, which had allowed surveillance flights over military facilities in both countries before President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact. Thursday’s decision means only one major arms control treaty between the nuclear powers – the New START treaty – will remain in place.
Trump had done nothing to extend New START, which would have expired earlier this year, but after taking office, the Biden administration moved quickly to extend it for five years and opened a review into Trump’s Open Skies Treaty withdrawal.
The officials said that the review had been completed and that Sherman had informed Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov of the US decision not to return to Open Skies on Thursday. The officials were not authorised to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The move came before a meeting between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16 in Geneva, Switzerland.
They will try to find common ground amid a sharp deterioration in ties that have sunk relations to their lowest point in decades.
The Open Skies Treaty was intended to build trust between Russia and the West by allowing the accord’s more than three dozen signatories to conduct reconnaissance flights over each other’s territories to collect information about military forces and activities.
More than 1,500 flights have been conducted under the treaty since it took effect in 2002, aimed at fostering transparency and allowing for the monitoring of arms control and other agreements.
The Trump administration announced the US withdrawal from the treaty last year, and the lower house of Russia’s parliament voted last week to follow suit. But until Thursday, the two sides had said the treaty could still be salvaged. Russian officials said they were willing to reconsider their withdrawal if the US did the same.
The upper house of Russia’s parliament, the Federation Council, was expected to approve the withdrawal bill on June 2, and once Putinsigned the measure, it would take six monthsfor the Russian exit to take effect. Thursday’s notification,
However, appears to mark the end of the treaty, which was broadly supported by US allies in Europe and Democrats in Congress as a trust-building measure between the former Cold War adversaries. Russia said on Friday a U.S. decision not to rejoin the Open Skies arms control pact, which allows unarmed surveillance flights over member states, is a “political mistake” ahead of a summit between the countries’ presidents. The original U.S. decision to quit the pact was taken last year by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, but Moscow had hoped his successor Joe Biden would reverse it.
On Thursday, however, the Biden administration informed Moscow that it would not re-enter the pact, accusing Russia of violating it, something Moscow denied. Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, said on Friday that Washington’s move was a missed opportunity to bolster security in Europe.
“The U.S. has made another political mistake, inflicting a new blow to the European security system,” TASS quoted him as saying. “We gave them a good chance, which they did not take.
They continue circulating fabrications about Russia’s violations of this agreement, which is completely absurd.” Separately, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow regretted the U.S. decision, saying the Open Skies accord would lose much of its utility without the participation of Russia and the United States.