NATO and the European Union have condemned Russia’s missile test against its own satellite on November 15, citing “irresponsible” behavior.
Analytically, EU High Representative Josep Borrell in a statement states that Russian energy “produced large amount of space debris. “They pose a long-term risk to manned and unmanned space activities, including the safety of astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station.” As it is underlined, “conducting such tests is dangerous and extremely destabilizing. It can lead to a deterioration of trust between space actors. “This could lead to catastrophic consequences.”
The North Atlantic Council speaks of irresponsible behavior
NATO took a similar position. The North Atlantic Council “Russia’s actions demonstrate a pattern of irresponsible behavior,” he said in a statement. They endanger the security, economic, scientific and commercial interests of all nations and actors seeking to explore and use space for peaceful purposes. This dangerous behavior is in direct contradiction to Russia’s claims that it opposes the “militarization” of space. It undermines the rule-based international order, “he added.
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