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US, Canadian Inspectors to Conduct Observation Flight Over Russia

TASS reports that “a joint mission of inspectors from the United States and Canada plans to perform an observation flight over the territory of the Russian Federation in the framework of the international Open Skies Treaty, a senior Russian Defense Ministry official said Monday.”  

“The flight will take place February 29 – March 5 on board an American Boeing OC-135B aircraft from the Novy airfield in Khabarovsk, chief of the ministry’s national Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergey Ryzhkov told TASS.”  

“During the flight, which will be performed along an agreed route, Russian specialists on board will control the use of surveillance equipment and observation of treaty provisions, Ryzhkov said.”

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