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Russia’s Roscosmos Calls Out ’Aggressive’ Order on Space Resource Exploitation by Trump

Russia’s Roscosmos Calls Out ’Aggressive’ Order on Space Resource Exploitation by Trump
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By Staff, Agencies

Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos Deputy CEO for International Cooperation Sergei Savelyev said on Tuesday that Washington's aggressive plans to claim the right to exploit space resources hinder global cooperation.

Moscow considered the order poses a danger to international space cooperation.

"Attempts to expropriate outer space and aggressive plans to, in fact, usurp territories of other planets are unlikely dispose countries to fruitful cooperation", Savelyev said, as quoted by Roscosmos.

"There have been examples in history of countries deciding to seize territories in its interests, and everyone remembers the results".

In the meantime, the Kremlin also commented on the reports, stating that attempts to privatize space are inadmissible.

A day earlier, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order reaffirming the right of US individuals and corporations to engage in the exploitation and recovery of resources in outer space.

He also ordered to negotiate agreements on the use of space resources with foreign countries.

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