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Russia to retaliate against US in military observation flights dispute: Agencies

  • Russia will retaliate against the United States in a dispute over military observation flights.
  • The U.S. has accused Russia of flouting the so-called Open Skies Treaty.
  • Moscow warns it will take its own measures against the U.S. in response to new restrictions.

Russia will retaliate against the United States in a rumbling dispute over a treaty that allows both countries to conduct military observation flights over each other's territory, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday.

The United States has accused Russia of flouting the so-called Open Skies Treaty and said it plans to take retaliatory measures against Moscow which could mean restricting Russian military observation flights over U.S. territory.

Russian news agencies cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Wednesday as saying Moscow was unhappy about Washington's compliance with the same treaty and would take its own measures against the United States in response to any new U.S. restrictions.