Under the Open Skies Treaty, Russian inspectors will carry out observation flights over Lithuania and Latvia this week.
According to the acting head of the national nuclear risk reduction center, Russia will perform two flights between June 1 and 7. Inspectors will use an Antonov-30B from airfields in Riga and Siauliai. The maximum range of the flights will be 715 and 800 kilometers, respectively.
Lithuanian and Latvian experts will also be on board, to control the use of the monitoring equipment. They will also ensure the provisions under the treaty are properly observed.
These will be the 15th and 16th flights made by Russia under the Open Skies Treaty, which was signed in 2014.
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