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Russia To Quit International Space Station ‘After 2024’

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  • Russia will quit the International Space Station “after 2024,” the newly-appointed chief of Moscow’s space agency told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.
  • The announcement comes as tensions rage between the Kremlin and the West over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and unprecedented sanctions against Russia.
  • Russia and the United States have worked side by side on the ISS, which has been in orbit since 1998.
  • “Of course, we will fulfil all our obligations to our partners, but the decision to leave this station after 2024 has been made,” Yury Borisov, who was appointed Roscosmos chief in mid-July, told Putin.

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