13 Apr 2022 16:58

European Space Agency withdraws from cooperation with Russia on lunar programs

MOSCOW. April 13 (Interfax) - The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced its withdrawal from Russian lunar missions.

"ESA will discontinue cooperative activities with Russia on Luna-25, -26 and -27," the ESA said in a statement on Wednesday.

In his turn, Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said on Telegram that Roscosmos would "remove" European equipment from lunar spacecraft.

"So, we will remove their equipment from our spacecraft," he said.