Russian and German soldiers cooperate on a surveillance mission of the Open Skies programme. Photo: dpa

Europeans ‘regret’ Trump’s decision to leave Open Skies pact surveillance treaty

  • US accuses Russia of blocking flights from over certain sites and of not allowing surveys of military exercises, which are normally allowed under Open Skies
  • Accord was designed to increase transparency and raise confidence between world powers, and advocates say Washington’s exit could pose a security threat
Topic |   Diplomacy
Russian and German soldiers cooperate on a surveillance mission of the Open Skies programme. Photo: dpa
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