Image Cr: Unsplash
Moscow: Russia plans to quit the International Space Station post 2024, announced the newly appointed Chief of Roscosmos, Russian space agency Yury Borisov.
The strong announcement came due to rising tensions between the West and Russia after the latter's attacks on Ukraine, and because of various sanctions in place against Russia.
Informing Putin, Borsisov said, "Of course, we will fulfil all our obligations to our partners, but the decision to leave this station after 2024 has been made," AFP reported.
"I think that by this time we will start putting together a Russian orbital station," Borisov said according to media reports.
He said that the space programme was their top "priority", as per media reports.
Uptill now, space exploration was a major area of cooperation for Russia with the US and had been left unharmed by the turmoil caused as a result of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
- US Representative leads bill to support Taiwan’s participation in IMF
- General Assembly adopts resolution on Russian reparations for Ukraine
- Germany decides to reevaluate relationship with China, Beijing irked
- China sends message to Taiwan by reshuffling top military in Eastern Theatre Command
- Pakistan one of the most dangerous nations in the world: US President Joe Biden