The Russian authorities are not satisfied with the series of economic sanctions that several countries imposed against them after the Eurasian nation’s invasion of Ukraine, registered at the end of February.
Now, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, referred to the refusal of other space agencies, such as the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, to lift sanctions against their companies, announcing that it will soon decide the date on which will end their collaboration on the International Space Station (ISS).
“We will soon present to the country’s leadership the specific proposals of Roscosmos regarding the deadlines for the cessation of cooperation within the framework of the ISS with the space entities of the US, Canada, the EU and Japan”, explained the general director of the Russian space agency, Dmitri Rogozin.
It should be remembered that Moscow had set a deadline of March 31 for the sanctions imposed against the TsNIIMash company and the Progress Rocket Space Center to be lifted. However, from Roscosmos they assure that the responses by those involved, including NASA, have been the same since the sanctions were decreed.
“I consider this situation unacceptable. The sanctions of the US, Canada, the EU and Japan are aimed at blocking economic and financial financing and the productive activities of our high-tech companies,” added Rogozin.
According to the head of the space agency, the goal of these measures is “to destroy Russia’s economy, subject our people to despair and hunger, bring our country to its knees.”