Open Skies Treaty: U.S. carries out flight over Ukraine amid tension with Russia – CBS News - http://maxmoneyonline.co.za | make money fastDecember 6, 2018 3:31 pm
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The U.S. carried out an “extraordinary” flight over Ukraine Thursday days after Russia off Crimea. Citing the Open Skies Treaty, the Pentagon said the U.S. and allies conducted the flight “to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine and other partner nations.”
“Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait is a dangerous escalation in a pattern of increasingly provocative and threatening activity,” the Pentagon said in a statement.
Russia blamed Ukraine for provoking the incident, which sharply escalated tensions that have been growing between the two countries since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, and it has worked steadily to bolster its zone of control around the peninsula.
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