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U.S. aircraft to fly over Russia

November 18, 2013, 14:24 UTC+3 MOSCOW
American inspectors will make observation flight over the country under Treaty of Open Skies
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MOSCOW, November 18, /ITAR-TASS/. The U.S. inspectors will make an observation flight by an airplane OC-135B over the territory of Russia under the Treaty of Open Skies on November 18-23, acting head of the Russian nuclear threat reduction centre Ruslan Shishin told Itar-Tass on Monday.

The airplane belongs to the category of the aircrafts, which are not designed to carry any weapons. The monitoring equipment installed onboard passed the required international certification, in which Russian specialists participated.

During the flight on the coordinated route Russian and U.S. specialists will exercise joint control over the use of the monitoring systems according to the commitments under the treaty.

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