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British Defense Secretary: Russia Threatens Peaceful Uses of Space

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The UK is revising its foreign and defense policy for fear of threats in space from Russia and China. The actions of these countries make it difficult for the peaceful uses of outer space.


This opinion was expressed by the Secretary of Defense of the United Kingdom Ben Wallace in a letter published by the British newspaper The Telegraph.

The reason for this statement was the accusation against Russia put forward by the United States space command and supported by the head of the British space program Harvey Smith. The US military claims that in July the Russian Federation conducted a non-destructive test of an anti-satellite weapons... They stated that on July 15, an unknown object separated from the Kosmos-2543 satellite, and at that time there was another satellite nearby.

This information greatly alarmed British Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace, which was reflected in his letter:

This week, we were reminded of the threat that Russia poses to our national security with the provocative testing of a weapon-like projectile from a satellite that threatens the peaceful uses of space.

The minister also blamed China for preparing Star Wars.

Actually, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation does not keep information about its space research a secret. As the agency informed RIA NewsOn July 15, our military reported that on that day they conducted successful tests of an inspector satellite, which surveyed another Russian vehicle at close range.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 26 July 2020 08: 39 New
    16
    ... the information greatly alarmed British Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace,

    It’s not even Borisak, but it’s carried over, it’s carried over !!!
    Now it is clear that EVERYONE is shitting from there!
    1. Pravodel
      Pravodel 26 July 2020 09: 04 New
      15
      The Anglo-Saxons, the British have the main slogan: we will shit, we will shit strongly and very strongly, we will spoil and spoil everything, that's why everyone and everybody is shitting, trying to surpass each other in this ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 July 2020 09: 12 New
        +9
        The prim British are proud of their ... scientists, for example.
        Once it was justified, but now, as it is not ah. The usefulness of their "outstanding" achievements is highly questionable.
        About their politicians, their victories ... after Churchill, you can still remember the iron lady, and then such a guano fell down that they became famous only for their ability to shit.
      2. figwam
        figwam 26 July 2020 09: 43 New
        +7
        As always, again, non-professional flights of Russians near professional non-Russians.)))
        1. Vladimir16
          Vladimir16 26 July 2020 09: 51 New
          +3
          England is slowly turning into Georgia.
          They sing well. And nothing more good.
          Although, Georgia is certainly closer. People in Georgia are mostly good. Hospitable and kind.
          Although these are all in the past.

          But the politicians are there, that there is solid rubbish.

          Beatles, rollings, ash, ice zeppelin, queens and a huge amount of rock music - this is perhaps the highest achievement of modern England.

          The politicians are shitty.
          1. hydrox
            hydrox 26 July 2020 10: 16 New
            +3
            They didn't come out ...
            Definition: They are conceived in shit, grown up in shit, they are shit and they also produce only shit.
            Everyone in the GB who sells a face from the screen or the media falls under this definition, are similar to each other, like bobbleheads and stupid as far as plastic is devoid of the ability to think.
            Long live GB, suitable only to become a source of guano for the entire agricultural planet and may hunger disappear and grace will come for all the peoples of the Earth! laughing yes good
          2. mdsr
            mdsr 26 July 2020 10: 30 New
            -14
            Quote: Vladimir16
            England is slowly turning into Georgia.

            Quote: Vladimir16
            Beatles, rollings, ash, ice zeppelin, queens and a huge amount of rock music - this is perhaps the highest achievement of modern England.

            You cannot even imagine how stupid your given reasoning is. Well, just the standard of stupidity. Rich people in Russia perfectly see and know real life in Europe, the United States and Russia, and therefore send, almost without exception, their children to study and live there, receive citizenship, buy real estate, do charity. And to people like you, they show on propaganda ... m tv, how bad everything is there.
            Quote: Vladimir16
            But the politicians are there, that there is solid rubbish.

            Ha ha ha, and our politicians are the standard of decency and honesty laughing Who do not take out of the bucket, the pseudo-opposition and the ruling OPG are just rubbish that cause nothing but vomiting symptoms.
            Come on, tell us a story about our honest and decent politicians. I'll listen love
            1. Paranoid50
              Paranoid50 26 July 2020 10: 40 New
              +2
              Quote: mdsr
              nothing but vomiting symptoms.

              And, so she crawls here just for this ... am However, progress is striding across the planet - they have already started creating marginal programs. fellow laughing
              Quote: mdsr
              Come on, tell me

              She also demands ... wassat
            2. Prisoner
              Prisoner 26 July 2020 11: 59 New
              +1
              laughing Speak to your Upper Morning Voice.
            3. lucul
              lucul 26 July 2020 12: 04 New
              +2
              Come on, tell us a story about our honest and decent politicians. I'll listen

              Can you name a country where there are honest and decent politicians? ))))
              At least a couple of names? ))))
              1. bk0010
                bk0010 26 July 2020 12: 53 New
                -1
                Quote: lucul
                Can you name a country where there are honest and decent politicians? ))))
                At least a couple of names? ))))
                In Switzerland, it is similar. From childhood I remember about Olof Palme (Sweden). Gandhi (Mahatma who) is also remembered.
                1. Roman_vh
                  Roman_vh 26 July 2020 19: 46 New
                  +3
                  Decent people do not keep German gold from dental crowns
                  1. bk0010
                    bk0010 26 July 2020 20: 37 New
                    -1
                    Which politician kept German gold from dental crowns?
                    1. Roman_vh
                      Roman_vh 28 July 2020 21: 14 New
                      0
                      That is, Swiss politicians have absolutely nothing to do with the banking system of their country?
                      1. bk0010
                        bk0010 28 July 2020 21: 32 New
                        0
                        Yes. Well, or give facts to the contrary.
                2. Swordserg
                  Swordserg 27 July 2020 07: 11 New
                  0
                  Keyword: "is", not were. The names you have voiced are in the past, but not at the present time.
                3. maratkoRuEkb
                  maratkoRuEkb 3 August 2020 10: 07 New
                  0
                  hahaha they made fun of it)) in Switzerland and there is no corruption)) well, keep reading https://www.occrp.org/ru/daily/8295-report-decade-long-swiss-anti-corruption-effort-falls-short
              2. Prisoner
                Prisoner 26 July 2020 14: 19 New
                +3
                winked Remembers for a long time. Or does not want to fire, naming Poroshenko, Mishiko and Turchinov. laughing
      3. Starover_Z
        Starover_Z 26 July 2020 12: 12 New
        +2
        British Defense Secretary: Russia Threatens Peaceful Uses of Space

        Yes of course. Someone announces the creation of the Space Forces, develops a missile defense system, develops and launches spy satellites, satellites for positioning objects, and Russia is to blame for preparing to shoot down some satellites! "Logic" .... There are no words for these Western talkers!
  2. Prisoner
    Prisoner 26 July 2020 08: 40 New
    10
    When mattresses are worn with their Star Wars designs, it's not a threat. When Russia became concerned about its safety in space, these two-faced TV-ari blundered about the danger.
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 26 July 2020 08: 43 New
      +7
      Quote: Captive
      When mattresses are worn with their Star Wars designs, it's not a threat.

      Because it is correct, democratic, convenient and practical!
      They are "knights of light" - they can do anything!
      They sit in their city not on a hill and spit on us, subhumans.
      There should be just enough of us to protect the pipe, and if it would have been necessary to destroy us a hundred million, the hand of the Naglo-Saxons would not flinch. At all!
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 26 July 2020 08: 50 New
        +6
        Quote: Victor_B
        They sit in their city not on a hill and spit on us, subhumans

        And the "subhuman" satellite inspectors are sent to see what is so "peaceful" their spy satellites are doing? And immediately screeching and snot? Take a hit, once they got into a fight. tongue
        1. Victor_B
          Victor_B 26 July 2020 08: 56 New
          16
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          And the "subhuman" satellite inspectors are sent to see what is so "peaceful" their spy satellites are doing? And immediately screeching and snot? Take a hit, once they got into a fight

          Very detailed and interesting analysis of this event

          And yet, yes!
          There is something for the Americans to get mad with.
          Do not consider it a work to spend 22 minutes of your life.
          After that, hang on this channel for sure, like me.
          And how about "Angara" painted ... With all the intrigues. Look straight from the inside.
          Real jam!
          1. Split
            Split 26 July 2020 11: 27 New
            +3
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          2. Tatyana
            Tatyana 26 July 2020 11: 47 New
            +3
            Quote: Victor_B
            Very detailed and interesting analysis of this event

            Look straight from the inside. Real jam!

            Thanks for the amazing information!
            This is really the very thing that Russians SHOULD KNOW and understand!
            Everything is stated simply, clearly and meaningfully!
          3. Split
            Split 29 July 2020 22: 52 New
            0
            By the way, who is interested in the topic of Apollo, types of landing on the moon, there is a good channel (signed by himself), although this is a parallel topic of the channel ... In addition, there are many interesting vidos on 9/11
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSSDgVceHwA
    2. Shkworen
      Shkworen 26 July 2020 09: 31 New
      +1
      you don't understand, this is different :)
    3. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 26 July 2020 09: 41 New
      +1
      This is so in English! Why then surprise ?! Everything is knurled. Even the tone and meaning of the English creeks has not changed for three centuries ...
    4. orionvitt
      orionvitt 26 July 2020 10: 34 New
      0
      Quote: Captive
      When mattresses are worn with their Star Wars designs, it's not a threat.

      Projects are projects, but for some reason they stubbornly do not say that two-thirds of the satellites in Earth's orbit are either spy satellites or satellites with a direct military purpose. Moreover, the Americans have the largest satellite constellation launched directly under the Pentagon's space programs. The militarization of outer space began with the flight of the first artificial earth satellite and continues at an accelerated pace until now, and will continue in the future. Here are just the eternal duplicity of the West, as always, higher than the stars. They say it is only Russian (formerly Soviet) satellites militarize space, while ours, exclusively white and fluffy, are purely "peaceful".
    5. Guillon
      Guillon 26 July 2020 14: 11 New
      0
      Yes, yes, who started the SDI project under the USSR ?! yes That's the same thing! wassat
  3. GeorgeSev85
    GeorgeSev85 26 July 2020 08: 43 New
    0
    Yes ... yes to dust.
  4. Mechanocleap
    Mechanocleap 26 July 2020 08: 43 New
    +2
    Just in their understanding, only they can deal with such weapons, the rest should sit and watch)
    1. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 26 July 2020 09: 43 New
      +1
      That's right, they believe that subhumans in their understanding are not allowed. Hence these squeals ...
  5. Gar
    Gar 26 July 2020 08: 44 New
    0
    Actually, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation does not keep information about its space research a secret. As RIA Novosti reported, on July 15, our military reported that on that day they conducted successful tests of an inspector satellite, which examined another Russian vehicle at close range. Everything is clearly, openly and honestly stated. What's not clear? Fanning anti-Russian hysteria is a favorite pastime of the Anglo-Saxons.
  6. +5
    +5 26 July 2020 08: 44 New
    +5
    Can Great Britunia go into space?
    1. kot28.ru
      kot28.ru 26 July 2020 09: 13 New
      +1
      After a trip to Holland, immediately-fcosmos :)))
      1. Shkworen
        Shkworen 26 July 2020 09: 34 New
        +1
        they don’t even need to go to Holland in order for Fcosmos to fly away, a tour operator can be found there without any problems :)
  7. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 26 July 2020 08: 46 New
    +7
    If RUSSIA threatens anything there ... it is the undivided rudeness and double-dealing of the collective West, led by the Anglo-Saxons (Americans, Britons of all stripes and continents) ... all the more after their applications for the deployment of weapons in space ...
  8. Poetry
    Poetry 26 July 2020 08: 49 New
    +3
    The satellite will have to be called "Newbie". Let it fly! .. Yes, fear has big eyes.
  9. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 26 July 2020 08: 50 New
    +4
    The concern of Britain about the threat of Russia and China in space is not clear. Well, you do not like space, and there is nothing for you gentlemen to do, al forgot your anthem "Rule Britain, rule the seas!". So leave space to Russia and China.
    1. Mouse
      Mouse 26 July 2020 09: 14 New
      +3
      "Rule Britain, rule the seas!"

      Not relevant for a long time ...
      The shore is registered for them! yes
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 26 July 2020 09: 44 New
        +3
        Quote: Mouse
        Not relevant for a long time ...

        Well, we didn’t write this, let them believe. As the non-brothers say, "he is getting rich with a dummy."
    2. major147
      major147 26 July 2020 10: 44 New
      0
      Quote: tihonmarine
      The concern of Britain about the threat of Russia and China in space is not clear.

      However:
      A very curious statement on this matter from NORAD - the North American Aerospace Defense Command:
      “... the United States intends to defend its rights, opportunities and freedom of action in outer space ...
      If necessary, opponents will be denied the ability to use outer spaceif they thus pursue goals that are hostile to the national interests of the United States ... "

      To deny the ability to use outer space - how is it? Russia does not need anyone's permission to use it


      But the first "stone" was thrown in 2016:
      A petition has appeared on the official website of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with a proposal to ban Russia from space flights. The author proposes to carry out his initiative through an international referendum.

      The document says that as a result of the said referendum, Russia will lose the right to interplanetary flights, spacewalk, and programs for the exploration and study of Mars and the Moon will also be closed. As a separate issue, a certain Maxim Kovalevich proposes to consider the issue of using RF interplanetary probes.

      Well, where without a "great space power" lol
      KP UA
      Reading recently about their "space attempts" drew attention to the name of their "space department", from the word "coma", probably, but there too ...
  10. To be or not to be
    To be or not to be 26 July 2020 09: 10 New
    +2
    To be the British Secretary of Defense and be, sorry, an idiot .. However ..
    Morality and ethics of the ruling Anglo-Saxons have long been lost ... and inadequacy On their locally became their complete stupidity and carrying nonsense Or maybe complete helplessness in all matters?
    God. Whom have you appointed to rule the world?
  11. Mouse
    Mouse 26 July 2020 09: 12 New
    +4
    And we haven't threatened yet, we only warn ... wink
    And the screeching ... laughing
  12. businessv
    businessv 26 July 2020 09: 19 New
    +3
    The UK is revising its foreign and defense policy for fear of threats in space from Russia and China.
    The Britons, as always, will first stir up some provocation against Russia, and when we carry out retaliatory actions, they start screaming to the whole world about the threat and aggression from our side. Not the state, but a uniform hysteric! This fully applies to minke whales.
    1. major147
      major147 26 July 2020 10: 26 New
      +2
      Quote: businessv
      Not the state, but a uniform hysteric!

      The policy is ... repeat
  13. 1536
    1536 26 July 2020 09: 22 New
    +3
    Whose cow mooed and the British one was silent. Surely slavery, genocide and the bringing to power of various kinds of Hitlers in Space Russia will not allow. But the British will bring there what they have cultivated for centuries: greed, racism, deception of peoples, etc., which they have been doing on Earth all their lives. So who shouldn't be allowed to fly in space?
  14. Alexander X
    Alexander X 26 July 2020 09: 35 New
    +1
    The children of the dog twitched when they realized that we could give all their military companions a try.
    1. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 26 July 2020 09: 47 New
      +3
      Quote: Alexander X
      children of the dog when they realized


      Dogs should not be insulted, there is a more appropriate comparison, such as worms for example. Well, they parasitize humanity ... wassat
      Quite apt definition.
      1. major147
        major147 26 July 2020 10: 24 New
        +2
        Quote: Cyril G ...
        Dogs should not be insulted

        good
  15. venik
    venik 26 July 2020 09: 55 New
    +1
    "...This week we were reminded of the threat posed by Russia our national security, a provocative test similar on a projectile weapon from a satellite, which endangers the peaceful use of space.... "
    =======
    Uh-huh! This means that the US plans to deploy weapons (including weapons of mass destruction ") do not bother them.
    The document "National Space Policy of the United States" of 2006, proclaiming the right of the United States to partially extend national sovereignty over outer space - they are not worried.
    Flights of the Boeing X-37, which in fact (no matter what they say) is de facto a space interceptor and inspector capable of carrying strike weapons (and not only anti-satellite weapons ...) - does it not "endanger the peaceful use of space"?
    А similar Russian "shell" for weapons - PUTS!
    Classic example Anglo-Saxon "logic": hypocrisy, demagoguery, double standards !!!
  16. askort154
    askort154 26 July 2020 09: 56 New
    +3
    Actually, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation does not keep information about its space research a secret.

    And this is no longer a secret. The first destruction of the satellite target took place on November 1, 1968. The role of the "kamikaze interceptor" was played by the "Kosmos-252" apparatus, and since that moment more than two dozen successful tests have been carried out. At the same time, since 1976, the tests were completed by the contact of the "target" and the "fighter" and their vault from orbit (so as not to clog up with fragments). Its last, "farewell" use was in 1982 during the largest exercises of the Armed Forces of the USSR, during which the scenario of a full-scale nuclear war was played out. The interceptor successfully coped with the task. In modern Russia - 23.06.2017/2519/XNUMX in Plesetsk, the Kosmos-XNUMX satellite was launched into orbit, which was a platform for an inspector satellite
    "Cosmos-2521", which could maneuver, remotely controlled. That made it possible not only to observe the satellites of the "competitors", but also to intercept them, for which he received the nickname - "satellite-killer".
    All this information is in the public domain. Therefore, we can conclude that the British Minister of Defense is impudently bluffing, transferring long-not secret information to the political plane with one motto for the West - Russia threatens them, not only on Earth, but also in Space, they need a lot of money, and the NATO bloc. And for the sake of persuasiveness, China also buckled in. By the way, China already has similar satellites.
  17. major147
    major147 26 July 2020 10: 22 New
    +1
    "Russia Threatens Peaceful Uses of Space"

    Yes, in their (Western) opinion, Russia has threatened them with its independent existence for several centuries.
    In fact, Russia does not allow them to commit arbitrariness "on the globe" with impunity, from here and howl!
  18. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 26 July 2020 10: 34 New
    +1
    Paddies are pounded ... ... bad people! laughing
  19. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 26 July 2020 10: 39 New
    0
    Classic: good & bad cops ...... The US is already open for military space, and Britain is "concerned".
  20. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 26 July 2020 10: 41 New
    0
    The UK is revising its foreign and defense policy for fear of threats in space from Russia and China.

    And they are rightly afraid. The Naglo-Saxons have accumulated debts, both to some and to others ...
    a provocative test of a weapon-like projectile

    Is the stool a weapon-like projectile? And then at my house they, provocatively, of course, 3 (three) pieces have accumulated. wassat
  21. bars1
    bars1 26 July 2020 10: 52 New
    0
    Quote: Zaurbek
    Classic: good & bad cops ...... The US is already open for military space, and Britain is "concerned".

    Britain has long been the "six" of the United States, so there is no need to talk about some kind of acting out of a scene between a good cop and a bad cop, there is only the United States with its insolent hypocritical accusations and its dependent satellites.
  22. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 26 July 2020 11: 00 New
    0
    Yeah, wait, I remember the former mo. shaved, the undergrowth said that we need to shut up, but this rooster sang differently.
  23. Vestnik
    Vestnik 26 July 2020 11: 08 New
    -1
    that on July 15 an unknown object separated from the Kosmos-2543 satellite, and at that time there was another satellite nearby.

    Are you scared of the Saxons? And we warned you and were ready to go to peace negotiations .. And you just impudently left all the peace treaties unilaterally .. Here is your answer! Now Russia will set conditions ..
  24. To be or not to be
    To be or not to be 26 July 2020 11: 10 New
    0
    Seriously, after their crazy pearls, about Russia, only pride for it
    I have more and more pride in her. How strong and torment she is. That they are afraid of her in all directions. And she, "torn to pieces by Obama," is in time everywhere ...
    -elects the presidents of the United States and the prime ministers of Great Britain and many others like them in the Anglo-Saxon world
    -threatening in Artik. being in your zone
    -threatening in space, while dragging American astronauts to the station and selling rocket engines
    - threatens with its scientists who have created samples of weapons on new principles, which even the United States does not have (I want to note that science relies on the work of enterprises - they bring their ideas to products)
    - the troops are threatening Europe and its unity with a deployed defensive group in response to the NATO armed forces approaching the borders of Russia, and especially with gas along the southern and northern streams
    .........
    and so wherever their Anglo-Saxon alliance lags behind and fails
    What are you, RUSSIA, strong !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  25. Poetry
    Poetry 26 July 2020 11: 56 New
    0
    "Where are you climbing, Bulls?" - Jupiters were loudly indignant.
  26. LeftPers
    LeftPers 26 July 2020 12: 01 New
    0
    Let this pi-ndoso-sucking knock into the ... forest with his freak-owner.
  27. iouris
    iouris 26 July 2020 12: 09 New
    0
    "If a Gross British politician praises us, then something is wrong!" (I. Stalin)
  28. Fedorovich
    Fedorovich 26 July 2020 13: 11 New
    0
    Maybe he will also jump out of the window shouting "The Russians are coming!"? ..
  29. avdkrd
    avdkrd 26 July 2020 13: 48 New
    0
    The meaning of such statements is to pave the way for a morally grounded launch of our own weapons into orbit. The fact that the first shout came from England, and not ASP, does not change anything.
  30. Berg berg
    Berg berg 26 July 2020 14: 11 New
    0
    How does Russia threaten space if the Americans fly into space on Russian rockets?
  31. agoran
    agoran 26 July 2020 22: 25 New
    0
    Studies by British scientists on the topic of the type: why a fly cannot eat a mosquito have not caused laughter for a long time.
    The so-called "English scientists" have become a meme of stupid boobies.
    Robert Ben Lobban Wallace cloudy pepper. In 2008, Wallace faced criticism of his spending.
    Moving up the career ladder also has many questions.
    And also From 2003 to 2005 he was the Director of Foreign Relations of the company QinetiQ - QinetiQ is a British multinational defense company. The headquarters is located in Farnborough, Hampshire. As of 2011, it was the 52nd largest defense company in the world and the XNUMXth largest in the UK.
    Everything is clear where the legs grow from.
    Give more money for the corporation, or the evil Russians will conquer us.
  32. 22 dmdc
    22 dmdc 27 July 2020 04: 52 New
    0
    Quote: avdkrd
    The meaning of such statements is to prepare the ground for a morally grounded launch of our own weapons into orbit.

    Have they already built the trampoline?
  33. Old26
    Old26 27 July 2020 11: 41 New
    +1
    Quote: orionvitt
    They say it is only Russian (formerly Soviet) satellites militarize space, while ours, exclusively white and fluffy, are purely "peaceful".

    Well said, Vitaly. Only in the days of the USSR there were conversations exactly the opposite. American spy satellites and our satellites of the "Cosmos" series for performing "national economic" tasks laughing It was, is and will be when one side accuses the other of militarization ,,,
    1. Kuzmitsky
      28 July 2020 18: 35 New
      +1
      Each space power has commercial programs in space, both scientific and military. Everyone knows this, but for some reason every time they make "round eyes" and are indignant.