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Russian inspectors to carry out observation flights over Romania and Hungary on May 25-30

May 25, 2014, 3:17 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Inspectors would use an Antonov-30B plane for the flights

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MOSCOW, May 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian inspectors will carry out two consecutive observation flights over the territories of Romania and Hungary under the Open Skies Treaty, Sergei Ryzhkov, the head of the national nuclear risk reduction center, told Itar-Tass.

“The flights will be made on May 25 - 31 from the Bucharest airfield in Romania and Kecskemet airfield in Hungary, Ryzhkov clarified.

He said the inspectors would use an Antonov-30B plane for the flights.

The Russian side has agreed the flight route with Romania and Hungary whose experts will control the use of monitoring equipment by the Russian inspectors and will see that the provisions of the Open Skies Treaty are duly observed, Ryzhkov explained.

The flights over Hungary and Romania will be 13th and 14th to be carried out by Russian inspectors over the territories of countries signatories to the Open Skies Treaty in 2014.

The Treaty is designed to make the military activities of countries that have signed it more open.

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