Just manned back to Earth, Russia threatens to withdraw from the International Space Station again

A few days ago, Russia just used the Soyuz spacecraft to bring 3 astronauts back to Earth from the International Space Station, showing that the cooperation between the United States and Russia on the International Space Station does not seem to be affected by the Russian-Ukrainian war. Rogozin suddenly reiterated his words to withdraw from the International Space Station until Western countries lift illegal sanctions against Russia.

When Russia raised troops to invade Ukraine, the United States, Japan, Canada and several European Union countries also began to impose sanctions on the country. In the face of counterattacks from Western countries, Russia also made all-out countermeasures, such as space cooperation. Refusing to use Russian rockets to launch scheduled missions, refusing to sell rocket engines to the United States, threatening to withdraw from the International Space Station, putting the facility at risk of falling, etc.

At 3:21 am Eastern Time on March 30th, American astronaut Mark Vande Hei and 2 other Russian astronauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov returned to Earth on the Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, which originally dispelled Russia’s withdrawal from international space. Rumors of the station, I did not expect that on April 2, Dmitry Rogozin tweeted in Russian on his personal Twitter, two of which wrote “The purpose of their sanctions is to stifle the Russian economy, make the people fall into despair and starvation, and make our country submit”, ” They will not succeed, but their intentions are clear”, adding that “only if the illegal sanctions are lifted completely and unconditionally by the West, the ISS and other joint project cooperation will return to normal.”

Roscosmos will report to Russian authorities shortly when Roscosmos ends the ISS partnership, Dmitry Rogozin said, though Dmitry Rogozin’s tweet doesn’t necessarily mean the ISS is at risk of immediate disbandment, after all, he is a politically rhetorical politician But obviously as long as Western countries continue to sanction Russia, the threat to the International Space Station cannot be taken lightly.

At the same time, NASA remains committed to completing a space barter agreement with Russia for Russian astronaut Anna Kikina to participate in the Crew-5 mission launched in September this year, and NASA astronauts (according to “Spacenews”). reported that Frank Rubio may be involved in the Soyuz MS-22 mission also launched in September.

But NASA admits that the deal is still awaiting approval from the Russian government and that time is running out.

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