MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Turkish military inspectors have recorded no Russian military activity in the Rostov region’s area checked by them in accordance with the Vienna Document of 2011 on observation and prior notification of military activities, a Russian Defense Ministry official told reporters on Thursday.
Head of the ministry’s treaty monitoring department Sergey Ryzhkov said that the Turkish military on Thursday completed the inspection of an area of 16,000 square kilometers in the region they have chosen.
"Head of the Turkish Verification Centre Colonel Murat Dikkas announced the absence in this area of any military activity of which, in accordance with the Vienna Document, Russia must notify other states - parties to this agreement," Ryzhkov said.
The previous inspection in the framework of the Vienna Document was held in the Rostov Region on February 9-12. It was conducted by Ukrainian servicemen who did not register any military activity in the region after inspecting around 15,000 square kilometers.
Another inspection is being held by the Netherlands’ military. Dutch servicemen will carry out their inspection on February 17-20.