MOSCOW, April 18 / TASS /. Russia will conduct a technical inspection of the International Space Station and make the decision to withdraw from the project from 2025, and notify its foreign partners.
According to the administration of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, the station’s schedule of operations has expired and its condition leaves much to be desired. “Lately, reports of technical malfunctions have come more often. In order to avoid any risk in the event of an accident, it is necessary to carry out a technical check of the station. After that, a decision must be made.”
“And they [partners] should be duly informed of the withdrawal from the ISS since 2025, “Borisov reportedly told Moscow. Kremlin. Putin on the Rossiya-1 television channel.
The issue of Russia’s continued participation in the ISS project was discussed during a space meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 12.