Ukraine (bbabo.net), - Civilian space infrastructure in space used by the US and its allies in the interests of Kyiv, may become a legitimate target for retaliation. This was stated today, February 16, by Deputy Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry Konstantin Vorontsov at a round table in the Federation Council on the militarization of outer space.
“At specialized international venues, we also separately draw attention to an extremely dangerous trend that goes beyond the harmless use of space technologies, which clearly manifested itself in the course of events in Ukraine. We are talking about the use by the United States and its allies of civilian infrastructure components in space, including commercial infrastructure, for military purposes,” he said.
“We point out that such activities, in fact, constitute indirect participation in armed conflicts. We denote that such a quasi-civilian space infrastructure may turn out to be a legitimate target for a retaliatory strike, ”Vorontsov emphasized, quoted by TASS.