Roscosmos Chief Says Russia Will Withdraw from ISS in 2025 if Sanctions Aren’t Lifted Written 8 June 2021

International Space Station | Credit: NASA, Crew of STS-132; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Reuters reports that on Monday, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin “suggested Moscow would withdraw from the International Space Station in 2025 unless Washington lifted sanctions on the space sector that were hampering Russian satellite launches.” The sanctions prevent Russia from importing “certain microchip sets needed for its space” program. Rogozin said, “We have spacecraft that are nearly assembled but they lack one specific microchip set that we have no way of purchasing because of the sanctions. ... This is in the hands of our American partners.”
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