May 27, 2022

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The Russian Space Agency will leave the International Space Station |  world |  Dr..

The Russian Space Agency will leave the International Space Station | world | Dr..

Noting the refusal of the US, Canadian, European and Japanese space agencies to lift sanctions against their companies, the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced that Russia will soon decide when its cooperation on the International Space Station (EEI) will end.

“We will soon submit to the country’s leadership concrete proposals from Roscosmos regarding the deadlines for ending cooperation within the framework of the International Space Station with the space entities of the United States, Canada, the European Union and Japan,” the director stated on Telegram. General Russian Space Agency Dmitry Rogozin.

Moscow had issued an ultimatum to space agencies to lift sanctions against mechanical engineering research firm TsNIIMash and Progress Rocket Space Center by March 31 after the start of the war in Ukraine.

The senior official commented that the responses of NASA Chief Senator Bill Nelson, European Space Agency Administrator Joseph Ashbacher, and Canadian Space Agency chief Lisa Campbell to the Russian request are the same as those obtained. . in the first place.

According to the director of Roscosmos, the position of the Western entities is clear, “they will not withdraw the sanctions.” But he noted that, recognizing the importance of Russia’s role in the survival and security of the station, “Western partners are hinting that, in fact, sanctions related to work related to the International Space Station will not be applied.”

“I consider this situation unacceptable,” he declared emphatically. “The sanctions of the United States, Canada, the European Union and Japan are aimed at preventing the economic and financial financing and production activities of our high-tech companies.” According to Rogozon, the goal of the sanctions is “to destroy the Russian economy, to subject our people to despair and starvation, and to bring our country to its knees.”

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“It is clear that they will not succeed, but the intentions are clear. That is why I believe that the restoration of normal relations between the partners in connection with the International Space Station and other joint projects will be possible only after the complete and unquestioned lifting of the illegal measures of sanctions.”

Million (Eve, Reuters)