Russian surveillance jet flies over White House, US Capitol and Pentagon

Russian surveillance jet flies over White House, US Capitol and Pentagon

A Russian surveillance plane flew over Washington, D.C., and traveled near the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other government buildings Wednesday, CNN reported. The Russian jet, a Tupolev Tu-154M, also flew over the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Virginia, as well as Camp David and Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

The flight، first reported by CNN، is expected to be followed by another one Wednesday evening that flies over President Donald Trump's property in Bedminster، New Jersey، where he is vacationing. The flight, over what is normally some of the most secure airspace in the nation, was allowed under the Treaty of Open Skies, which allows participating countries the opportunity to take aerial imagery anywhere over a participating country's territory to promote transparency about military activities. On Wednesday, August 9, the Russian military flew a surveillance plane over the Pentagon as part of a routine flight allowed under an global treaty.

Far from a surprise though, the Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154 overflight is agreed thanks to a mutual arrangement which Russia, the USA and a handful of other militaries are part of.

'As per the treaty, we can not confirm any locations until after the mission is over.

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According to a law enforcement source, US Air Force personnel were on board the Russian plane, which has the capability of engaging in various intelligence-gathering operations. States have to provide 72 hours' advance notice of their flyover plans, but the host country, under the treaty, may not restrict access to any part of its territory except for safety reasons.

Both the USA and Russian Federation are signatories to the treaty along with 32 other nations.

The ministry also said that the Russian military conducted one inspection in the United States under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

"Any violation of the Russian airspace was prevented", the ministry said. The flights are meant to foster transparency about military activity, reduce mistrust or misunderstandings and help monitor arms control and other agreements.

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