The head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell called on the US to reconsider its withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies (DON).

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As noted by Borrell, withdrawal from the Treaty “is not a solution to overcome the complexities associated with its implementation and compliance by the other party”.

“Continuing to urge Russia to immediately return to full implementation of the Treaty, I urge the United States to reconsider its decision”, — reads the statement of the diplomat.

According to him, DON is a key element of arms control and “serves as an important confidence-building measure and security.”

May 21, us President, Donald trump announced that the US withdraws from the Treaty on open skies. As stated in Washington, the decision shall enter into force six months.

In Berlin announced that Germany, together with partners, will attempt to convince the US to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the agreement.

As noted in the Russian foreign Ministry, Moscow intends to comply fully with all the rights and obligations of DON while he is working.