Joint mission of Slovakia and Poland to make an observation flight over the territories of Russia and Belarus
According to Sergei Ryzhkov, head of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, within the framework of the implementation of an international Treaty on the Open Skies, the joint mission of Slovakia and Poland plans to conduct an observation flight on a Ukrainian observation aircraft AN-30B over the territories of Russia and Belarus starting at the Kubinka airfield.
During the flight along the agreed route, Russian specialists on board the observation aircraft will monitor the strict observance of the agreed flight parameters and application of the monitoring equipment stipulated by the contract.
The AN-30B observation aircraft is a type of airplane which is not designed to use any weapons. The aircraft and observation equipment installed on it (aerial cameras) underwent an international certification, in which Russian specialists took part, which precludes the use of technical means not covered by the treaty.