Jakarta, IO – Head of the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) Yuri Barisov said his country is withdrawing from the International Space Station (ISS) project in 2024, Tuesday (26/7).
“You know that we are working within the framework of international cooperation at the International Space Station. Undoubtedly, we will fulfill all our obligations to our partners, but the decision to leave the station after 2024 has been made,” Borisov said, as reported by CNN Indonesia on Tuesday (26/7).
Russia’s exit is considered a major blow to the ISS. The project is a culmination of decades of international cooperation involving many countries, especially Russia.
The announcement came during the war in Ukraine. The strained relations between Russia and a number of countries in the United States and Europe are said to be one of the causes.