Russia announced it will end cooperation on the International Space Station (ISS) until Western sanctions are lifted.

The Russian space agency Roscosmos said it will not work with its partners like NASA and the European Space Agency going forward. Russia’s space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin revealed the news on Twitter noting that he will continue to send the Kremlin progress reports.

The ISS isn’t owned by any one nation but is a cooperative program between nations established by international treaties. Rogozin had written to other space programs about the sanctions imposed on his home country Russia.

But he complained about the long wait for responses from other space programs saying the ISS will “die its own death” suggesting that without Russian technology the ISS will eventually fall to Earth.


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