Open Skies

Putin formalizes Russia’s withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the bill formalizing Russia's withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty....


Biden administration confirms Open Skies Treaty withdrawal

The Biden administration confirmed that the United States will not rejoin the Open Skies Treaty....


Russian parliament approves Open Skies Treaty withdrawal

The lower house of the Russian parliament approved the withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty that allows mutual aerial monitoring of signatory countries....


Putin submits Open Skies Treaty departure bill to parliament

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a bill on Russia's withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty....


Unlikely to rejoin, US retires Open Skies Treaty aircraft

The two OC-135B used to carry out the Open Skies Treaty’s observation flights will be retired, as Biden’s administration is unlikely to rejoin the treaty....


Russia gives US ultimatum for Open Skies Treaty reversal

Russia gave the Biden administration until the end of summer 2021 to save the Open Skies Treaty....


Following US, Russia intends to withdraw from Open Skies Treaty

After the United States, Russia will withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, which allows mutual monitoring of military movements and strategic installations....


US withdraws from Open Skies Treaty

On November 22, 2020, the United States officially withdrew from the Open Skies Treaty. ...


United States and United Kingdom sign a new Open Skies agreement

As Brexit looms, the United States and the United Kingdom have completed the signing of their own Open Skies agreement. Together with the regular items found in the agreement, additional traffic rights to US-based cargo operators were granted by the United Kingdom....


Open Skies treaty: why Russian “spy planes” fly above France

Usually, reconnaissance aircraft (colloquially referred to as "spy planes") approaching foreign airspace provoke a strong reaction, often in the form of an interception and an official diplomatic complaint. However, another means exists to access the airspace of a foreign country and observe its territory without a hitch: open skies overflights. In September 2020, at least two such flights will be carried out thanks to the "Treaty...