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Moscow deciding on participation in Open Skies Treaty, says senior diplomat

MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. Russia is currently contemplating the issue of future participation in the Treaty on Open Skies, Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Nonproliferation and Arms Control Department Vladimir Yermakov told TASS Thursday.

"This issue is being decided now. By exiting the treaty, the US raised a big issue about the treaty’s existence," he said commenting on Russia’s Kommersant newspaper publication claiming that Russia is going to announce a review of its participation in the Open Skies Treaty.