KRASNOYARSK (Sputnik) — A US surveillance aircraft, which carried out a flight over Russia under the Open Skies agreement, has taken off from the Russian city of Ulan-Ude for US state of Alaska, a representative of the Baikal International Airport said Saturday.
"Today at 09:30 [local time, 06:30 GMT], [the aircraft] flew off to Anchorage," the representative told RIA Novosti.
The US OC-135B aircraft conducted the unarmed surveillance flight with Russian experts on board earlier this week.
The Treaty on Open Skies signed in March 1992 became one of the major confidence-building measures in Europe after the Cold War. It entered into force on January 1, 2002, and currently has 34 states parties, including Russia and most NATO members.