Russia: To halt international Space Station cooperation until sanctions are lifted

2022-05-28 0 By

Moscow says it will end cooperation with the International Space Station project if the United States and other Western countries do not lift sanctions against Russia, DPA news agency Moscow reports.Dmitry Rogozin, head of The Russian state Space Company, announced via social media on Tuesday that Moscow’s leadership will soon come up with a specific deadline for ending cooperation.Notification letters will then be sent to the space agencies of the US, Canada, Japan and the European Union, all of which have imposed sanctions on Russia following its war in Ukraine.Rogozin wrote that a full resumption of normal relations between space station partners “will be possible only with the complete and unconditional lifting of illegal sanctions.”(Reference message)