Russian Military Still Flying Over US, Canadian Bases

By Kristen McCannon

Russia announced last week that it will conduct two new observation flights over military bases in Canada and the United States. The Treaty on Open Skies, which grants signatory countries the right to survey each other’s military installations through unarmed flights, remains in full force despite the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Russia signed the treaty in 1992 and has already conducted 31 observation flights this year.