29 Jul 2022 19:58

Russia's withdrawal from ISS project to take up to 2 years - Roscosmos head Borisov

MOSCOW. July 29 (Interfax) - Russia will fully meet its commitments on the International Space Station (ISS), including on its drowning, head of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos Yury Borisov said.

"I'll say it again: all of this [withdrawal from the ISS project] will be completed in strict conformity with our commitments. Moreover, I'll tell you that this process is not a matter of one day. According to experts, it may take up to two years," Borisov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 (VGTRK), a Russian state television channel.

"And additionally to this, regrettably, the life of the ISS will end someday, and we'll have to drown it correctly. And in the opinion of our Western colleagues and our experts, it's unlikely to happen without the participation of Russia," he said.