16 November 2021, 00:06
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The head of the British Ministry of Defense, Ben Wallace, accused Russia of neglecting the safety of outer space. His words are quoted by the press service of the military department in Twitter…
“The devastating test of an anti-satellite missile demonstrates a complete disregard for safety and long-term sustainability in outer space. The debris formed as a result of the tests will remain in orbit, threatening satellites and a manned spacecraft, for many more years, “- said the head of the UK Department of Defense.
A similar position was expressed in the United States. State Department Spokesman Ned Price named the tests of anti-satellite weapons conducted by Russia are “reckless” and a threat to the long-term stability of outer space.
According to him, the results of the tests were thousands of orbital debris, “which threaten the interests of all countries,” also increased the risks for astronauts and cosmonauts working on the ISS. In addition, he emphasizes that Russia’s statements on opposing the deployment of weapons in space are “hypocritical.”