Russia warns that it could withdraw from the International Space Station due to US sanctions

The director of the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos), Dmitry Rogozin, suggested on Monday that Russia could withdraw from cooperation in the International Space Station in 2025 if the United States does not lift the sanctions imposed on the Russian space industry, according to Reuters.

Dmitry Rogozin told the Moscow parliament that Russian satellite manufacturing projects are affected by US restrictions on microchip imports. “We have more than enough missiles, but we have nothing to launch with them,” Dmitry Rogozin said, according to Reuters.

“We have spaceships that are almost assembled, but we are missing certain microchips that we cannot acquire because of sanctions,” Dmitry Rogozin said, adding that Russia is admitting a rare occasion when it admits the negative impact of international sanctions.

Director Roscosmos suggested that Russia could withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS) in 2025 if Washington does not lift sanctions soon. “It depends on our American partners,” Dmitry Rogozin said.

The International Space Station, which has been operational since 1998, has a Russian segment and one used by the United States and other countries.

NASA (US National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has said it wants to use the International Space Station until at least 2030.

US President Joseph Biden will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on June 16 in the Swiss city of Geneva.

AFP


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