莫斯科:美国部署太空武器将打破国际安全平衡(英文)

据spacedaily网2020年2月18日报道,2月17日,俄罗斯外交部宣布,华盛顿企图指控俄罗斯侦察卫星“追踪”美国侦察卫星,以作为推动太空军备竞赛的借口,从而打破国际航天领域现有安全力量平衡,称“这一挑衅行为是美国为太空部署武器辩护的一套说辞”,美国军事航天计划的实施将对现有太空安全造成不可弥补的损害。美国近期对俄罗斯Kosmos2542卫星的活动表示关切,称该卫星为靠近美国国家侦察局的245卫星,在今年1月底开展了一系列行动。

US plans to deploy space weapons would destroy security balance warns Moscow

by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 18, 2020


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Washington is trying to use allegations that a Russian inspector satellite was “chasing” a US reconnaissance satellite as an excuse to fuel an arms race in space, which could lead to the destruction of the existing security balance in space, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

“We would like to point out that the movement of our spacecraft did not pose a threat to the US satellite and, most importantly, did not violate any norms and principles of international law,” the ministry said in a comment to Sputnik.

“This provocative step is another attempt by the United States to justify the US plans to deploy weapons in space, shifting to others the responsibility for destabilizing the situation in space security,” the ministry said.

The ministry stressed that the implementation of US military plans in space would cause irreparable damage to the existing space security system.

The US officials have recently expressed concern over suspicious movements of the Russian Kosmos 2542 satellite, which allegedly made a series of manoeuvres in late January to get closer to the National Reconnaissance Office satellite USA 245.