Russia confirmed tests of anti-satellite weapons. The United States has accused Moscow of endangering the ISS

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Astronauts and cosmonauts on the ISS had to move to their ships in case of evacuation

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said Russia had tested anti-satellite weapons, after which debris formed in the Earth’s orbit, posing a danger to the International Space Station. The Russian Ministry of Defense denies all threats.

Russia shot down one of its old satellites with an anti-satellite missile, Price said. As a result, according to him, 1.5 thousand fragments of space debris were formed, the movement of which can be traced, and hundreds of thousands of smaller fragments, “now pose a threat to the interests of all peoples.”

“Russia’s dangerous and irresponsible behavior threatens the long – term stability of space and clearly shows that Russian statements against the militarization of space are sincere and hypocritical,” said a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry.

On Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that a test had been carried out on November 15 that hit the inactive Russian spacecraft Tselina-D, which has been in orbit since the 1980s.

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