The Russian Foreign Ministry regretted that, instead of maintaining a constructive dialogue on strategic stability and the prevention of an arms race in space, the US I decided to launch another version of the "Star Wars" program, from the time of the Ronald Reagan presidency.
According to the Russian Ministry, in its new Missile Defense Review, USA. focuses its attention on the development of anti-missile systems and their location in space, with the idea of increasing their efficiency in the interception of enemy missiles.
"We consider it as another confirmation (along with the decision to establish space forces and the allocation of funds for the development of anti-missile systems in space) of the reality of Washington's plans on the use of outer space for combat operations and the establishment of "American hegemony in space" in the short term, "reads the Ministry's statement.
The Russian Chancellery reiterates the importance of the priority of the use and exploration of outer space for peaceful purposes. "The possible implementation of the US aerospace plans will affect the current security system for space activities, which derives from the development of international space law," he says.
"Once again, we urge Washington to act prudently and to renounce such irresponsible adventures, which would have very negative consequences for the entire international community and for the United States itself," the ministry concludes.