: Poland to launch air surveillance over Belarus and Russia

15:48 May. 17, 2016

Poland to launch air surveillance over Belarus and Russia

Observation rules and techniques are to be followed strictly. (GettyImages)

Ukraine is also on the list in 2016 - Poland's Defence Ministry 

Poland is to conduct air surveillance over Russia and Belarus. On Wednesday and Thursday, May 18-19th, Ukrainian reconnaissance plane An-30B, rented by Poland's authorities, will set off for observation mission in terms of the Treaty on Open Skies, reported Poland's Defence Ministry.

Russian and Belarusian experts aboard are set to strictly check the implementation of settled flight parametres along with following the rules of observation techniques.

Watch also US and Ukraine to fly observation aircraft over Russia and Belarus under Open Skies

Poland's Defence Ministry is expected to inform Belarusian and Russian colleagues of the flight route after profound weather forecast scrutinizing, the press office reports. By now it is settled the distance is not to exceed 5,500 km.

Poland is set to launch one more surveillance flight in 2016 over Ukraine. Earlier in April Russia and Belarus reconnaissance planes patrolled Polish sky, later Ukraine continued the mission.

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