This is coolbert:
Open skies and friendly skies!
I had thought the treaty was in abeyance at the insistence of the Russian. This is no longer the case?
"US plane flying over Russian airspace, taking photos of military equipment"
"The US military has conducted surveillance missions over the Russian airspace, capturing images of the country’s military equipment."
"A US observation plane has been flying over Russian skies during the past several days, Stars and Stripes reported on Wednesday."
"The US says the mission was done under the Open Skies Treaty that allows a limited number of observation flights. Russia, the United States and a number of other countries have signed the treaty."
NONE OF THIS BEING DONE IN A SURREPTITIOUS AND COVERT MANNER. LEGALLY MANDATED BY TREATY. Within the context of the Ukraine crisis such over flights can be seen as a good omen. Tensions ameliorating and trust slowly returning? I would like to think so but am somewhat skeptical.