NATO has accused Russia of violating transparency conditions due to President Vladimir Putin's July 17 surprise inspection of troops combat readiness. This was stated by the official representative of the Alliance Oana Lungescu on Twitter.
вЂњIt is worth noting that since the cold war, Russia has never opened its exercises for mandatory monitoring in accordance with the OSCE Vienna Document on military transparency, while NATO allies fully comply with it,вЂќ she stressed.
According to Lungescu, Russia continues to use loopholes to avoid transparency. She clarified that all countries have the right to dispose of their armed forces, but must respect their transparency obligations.