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The Foreign Ministry warned the West about the right of Russia to shoot down civilian satellites that support the military operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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The Foreign Ministry warned the West about the right of Russia to shoot down civilian satellites that support the military operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Civilian space satellites used by Western countries for military purposes to support the operations of the Ukrainian army could become a legitimate target for Russia and be destroyed. This was stated in the Russian Foreign Ministry.


There are a large number of civilian satellites in orbit around the Earth, some of which can be used by the West to support the military operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, to open the places of deployment of Russian troops, to conduct high-precision operations, etc., which is a violation of the Outer Space Treaty, which provides for its exclusively peaceful use. Russia has the right to destroy such spacecraft. Now, to support the Armed Forces, the United States and its allies use a low-orbit constellation of satellites.

We confirm that such quasi-civilian infrastructure, if used in military operations against Russia, can quite logically become a legitimate target for retaliatory defeat

- leads RIA News words of the director of the Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for non-proliferation and arms control Vladimir Yermakov.

According to available information, the Americans are using the conflict in Ukraine with might and main to test their weapons, including promising ones. This also applies to outer space, where the concept of a promising command and control system developed by the Pentagon, capable of operating anywhere in the world, is being tested. It is possible that civilian satellites that perform military functions are also involved in this concept.

We stand for the prevention of the use of civilian commercial satellites for combat missions

Ermakov added.
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  1. SaLaR
    SaLaR 30 November 2022 06: 36
    +13
    So, what is next? Just said? Or let's get down to business!
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 30 November 2022 06: 39
      +6
      I'm willing to bet that things will not go beyond words. We have been waiting for a month for strikes on decision-making centers, and things are still there. laughing
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 30 November 2022 06: 46
      -11
      Quote: SaLaR
      So, what is next? Just said? Or let's get down to business!

      Um. So after all, the Americans will shoot down. Doubt?
      1. Sandor Clegane
        Sandor Clegane 30 November 2022 07: 14
        +4
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        Um. So after all, the Americans will shoot down. Doubt?

        and what? after that, NATO drones will shoot down over the MCH .... they will answer and that's it .... nuclear war .... we don't care, we're in paradise ..... but where are you?
      2. Johnson Smithson
        Johnson Smithson 30 November 2022 07: 21
        +19
        So after all, the Americans will shoot down

        Flag in their hands.
        Firstly, Russia has dozens of times fewer reconnaissance satellites, and they cost hundreds of times less. And we don’t even have analogues of some US satellites. For example, Lacrosses, which are said to be able to detect any submarine at depth along the trail on the surface of the ocean. If the Americans start shooting down ours, and then we can take all their military satellites out of orbit, then it will be just a holiday.

        Secondly, satellites are much more important for the United States, they have a thousand bases around the world and everything is tied to satellites, control, reconnaissance, weapon guidance. You can't even launch an UAV without a satellite. Russia does not have such a strong attachment to satellites.
      3. Edik
        Edik 30 November 2022 11: 14
        +1
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        Um. So after all, the Americans will shoot down. Doubt?

        Can you provide a foundation?
    3. Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat 30 November 2022 06: 46
      -4
      "The dog barks, the wind carries, the caravan moves on ..." - so they say in the Middle East ... I'll go add one more "red line" to the frame, on my icon of the "sunny" ...
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 30 November 2022 06: 37
    +5
    Well, what about optical, that radio interference can and should be crushed without warning.
    1. B-15
      B-15 30 November 2022 06: 53
      +2
      And this is how to say.
      You can push it. But now there is not yet a war with NATO, but a NWO. Although with NATO.
      There is no need to give our enemy information about all our capabilities.
      And it is definitely necessary to press the transmission channels. But without showing even a half, a quarter, an eighth of our capabilities.
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 30 November 2022 07: 03
        +7
        Quote: B-15
        You can push it. But now there is not yet a war with NATO, but a NWO. Although with NATO.
        There is no need to give our enemy information about all our capabilities.

        And therefore it is necessary to endure the overwhelming superiority in the means of space reconnaissance and communications?
        There is NO SVO above your own and over your territory.
        1. B-15
          B-15 30 November 2022 08: 15
          +4
          It's strange, but it seems that you have a much higher status on the site, but you failed to read my words. Somehow you read one-sidedly.
          I have seen enough stupid calls in my youth. The result was the loss of my state. Raise at least the data on five-coordinate machines from Japan and how the announcement of this deal came back to haunt the Japanese company. In this case, we are lucky. The machines have already worked for our benefit.
          Or remember the Arab-Israeli conflicts. After the loss of the destroyer (I can make a mistake in the type of ship), the Israelis found opposition to our missiles. In the next conflict, the missiles no longer hit their targets.
          For me, it is not yet the case when you need to show all our capabilities. How hard is it to accept. Our people are dying.
          Therefore, I consider your opinion not for the good of my Motherland.
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U 30 November 2022 08: 19
            -5
            Quote: B-15
            It's strange, but it seems that you have a much higher status on the site, but you failed to read my words. Somehow you read one-sidedly.

            Don't imagine that your words have any special depth.
            Quote: B-15
            For me, it is not yet the case when you need to show all our capabilities. How hard is it to accept. Our people are dying.
            But there are logical contradictions in one paragraph.
  3. mitroha
    mitroha 30 November 2022 06: 37
    +1
    And now, silently, shoot down a few masked starlinks.
  4. kenig1
    kenig1 30 November 2022 06: 44
    +5
    Another fat red line from the Russian Foreign Ministry?
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 30 November 2022 06: 45
    +1
    And why not. At the same time, we’ll check our missile defense system, which, as it were, we don’t have. There will be a squeal. Urine satellites! laughing
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 November 2022 06: 46
    +4
    may become a legitimate target for Russia and be destroyed
    Why can become and be destroyed? They should have been like that from the beginning of the operation. But better late than never. Now it remains to see if the words will not diverge from the deed.
  7. Real Pilot
    Real Pilot 30 November 2022 06: 46
    +2
    The Foreign Ministry warned the West about the right of Russia to shoot down civilian satellites that support the military operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    As they say, "the masks are off, gentlemen!" The confrontation is becoming more open and tough.

    This warning is already a step in the right direction. At the same time, in defense of the peaceful use of outer space, which is protected by conventions. Indeed, such actions should not be taken without warning statements, but having designated a position, it is already possible to begin test landings of the orbital infrastructure.

    The owner of Stralink had previously been hinted at by political and technical means, he twitched and tried to escape from the trap. But he was harshly returned "at the cost" by his investors and actual customers in the Pentagon and the White House ...
    1. 2 Level Advisor
      2 Level Advisor 30 November 2022 09: 58
      -1
      Quote: RealPilot
      This warning is already a step in the right direction.

      a word is not an action (a step), it’s just a word, until it is backed up by an action .. the tongue will bring it to Kyiv, but you will have to walk at the same time .. but about the fact that we can bring down satellites in general - and so everyone knew, without voicing it .. and as soon as it happens -
      Quote: RealPilot
      test landings of the orbital infrastructure can begin.
      You will be - unequivocally, absolutely right ..
  8. g_ae
    g_ae 30 November 2022 06: 47
    +2
    Stopizzotmillion concerns and bewilderment. Ministry of Foreign Perplexities. It remains to invite the children of foreign "partners" to the Kremlin to the Christmas tree. Asymmetric terrible blow will be.
  9. Virus-free crown
    Virus-free crown 30 November 2022 06: 51
    -9
    Well, as it were, to our Foreign Ministry, someone gently hinted that 99 percent of our satellites fall under the concept of "civilian satellites". And if we take as a basis that we have the right to shoot down other people's satellites - why won't they start shooting down ours too? feel Well, this is so, for a minute - the automatic start of the third world
    1. Guran33 Sergey
      Guran33 Sergey 30 November 2022 07: 25
      -3
      Are we fighting on their territory? The truth is that the media controlled by us in the general flow of information are seen on the verge of error and our propaganda will not be heard, so if we knock down, we will get another "creaking, screeching", etc. what
  10. PC
    PC 30 November 2022 06: 53
    +4
    Got those warnings. It is necessary to shoot down, not to warn. When will they stop chewing snot?
    1. Virus-free crown
      Virus-free crown 30 November 2022 07: 33
      -5
      Quote: p-k
      Got those warnings. It is necessary to shoot down, not to warn. When will they stop chewing snot?

      Well, if very briefly, then shooting down an alien satellite is equated from a legal point of view to a declaration of war bully they will shoot down ours - we will simply be forced to declare war on them ... they will shoot down ours - they will declare war on us ... this is a very brief retelling of world agreements about what flies over the planet))
  11. aybolyt678
    aybolyt678 30 November 2022 07: 10
    +2
    at least for the first time this has already been said by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... What thread can be exemplarily burned?
  12. Evgeny Ivanov_5
    Evgeny Ivanov_5 30 November 2022 07: 12
    +1
    Another empty statement. A judoist will never dare to do this.
    1. krex pax
      krex pax 30 November 2022 07: 59
      +3
      If you were not going to deal with satellites, then you could keep quiet. But a public statement, as it were, obliges to depict at least something. Maybe after 9 months there is still some kind of decision, and most importantly, determination. Of course it would be a strong move.
  13. thrush68
    thrush68 30 November 2022 07: 16
    +1
    We only warn. To sense zero. With words, the satellite would not be dumped. They would have been burned silently for a long time.
  14. Tagan
    Tagan 30 November 2022 07: 19
    +5
    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    Quote: SaLaR
    So, what is next? Just said? Or let's get down to business!

    Um. So after all, the Americans will shoot down. Doubt?

    Where is it written that US satellites will certainly go astray? So let them suck it in.
    Well, even if the United States. The question is who will lose more, having lost the satellite constellation, and who has more opportunities to shoot down.
    1. Apprentice_SAM
      Apprentice_SAM 30 November 2022 08: 59
      +2
      Where is it written that US satellites will certainly go astray?


      Hello Andrei.
      That's the thing, it's not written anywhere. Written:

      We stand for the prevention of the use of civilian commercial satellites for combat missions


      Interestingly, Aron Zaavi knows how many of these satellites are related to Russia as a state? And how much, for example, to the United States, also as a state?
      As far as I understand, no third party (state) has officially announced its open participation in the conflict. And a private trader, he is also a private trader in Africa, is responsible for himself.
  15. yuriy55
    yuriy55 30 November 2022 07: 19
    +6
    Stop warning them! They shot down and went to ... the oceans, the astronauts are fucking.
  16. Galleon
    Galleon 30 November 2022 07: 26
    -1
    And everyone who picked up today this topic of shooting down satellites, a fresh red line and proclaiming "finally tomorrow we will start and answer", tomorrow, when it becomes another shame and impotence, they will not even remember it.
  17. T-100
    T-100 30 November 2022 07: 29
    +1
    in case of its use in military operations against Russia

    Great wording from the "Ministry of Concern Expression". What does in case mean? A few months later they gave birth, when it was necessary to say this at the beginning and not be limited to words. Now it doesn't scare anyone. It's like with the "last Chinese warning".
  18. rocket757
    rocket757 30 November 2022 07: 33
    0
    The Foreign Ministry warned the West about the right of Russia to shoot down civilian satellites that support the military operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
    Such warnings/threats matter when they are followed consistently!!! soldier
    And now the question ... but there are no questions and facts ALSO.
  19. bairat
    bairat 30 November 2022 07: 38
    -4
    A downed plane falls to the ground, a downed satellite will crumble into a thousand fragments that will not fall soon. Having a speed of ~ 7t.km / s, they will break through and destroy everything they meet on the way. The Starlink orbit is 550 km, it will be an avalanche of fragments, the ISS will also get it. For the next century, the theme of astronautics will be closed. So the threat is serious.
  20. Div Divich
    Div Divich 30 November 2022 07: 52
    -1
    We decided to scare Musk. These words were said by one of the officials, then they will say that he expressed his personal opinion, and not the opinion of the government.

    They are unlikely to shoot down, since the consequences will be very serious (all our satellites will be shot down). But jamming and destroying receivers is quite possible.

    There is nothing to discuss here, they take it for fear.
  21. Tagan
    Tagan 30 November 2022 07: 58
    +3
    Quote: Crown without virus
    Well, this is so, for a minute - the automatic start of the third world

    Where did you get it from, if not a secret?
  22. krex pax
    krex pax 30 November 2022 08: 08
    +1
    Recently there were articles on VO that we would not be able to do anything with satellites. Do not mute, because they have narrowly focused transmission channels. Don't hit them, because Musk will be able to launch them in quantities exceeding our ability to destroy. Tryndet is not tossing bags ...
  23. fiv
    fiv 30 November 2022 08: 26
    0
    Serious things are done without a loud squeal. Lawyers have worked, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the results of their work. Only now will there be a sequel not from lawyers ?? I don't want to be disappointed again.
  24. ratoborets
    ratoborets 30 November 2022 08: 33
    0
    Civilian space satellites used by Western countries for military purposes to support the operations of the Ukrainian army, I can be are legitimate target for Russia and be destroyed

    Corrected.
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs needs not to mumble "may become", but to say clearly that such satellites are a legitimate target. And senior management to be ready to give the order to destroy legitimate targets.
  25. Rybkin
    Rybkin 30 November 2022 08: 36
    0
    Director of the Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ermakov said ...- But Shoigu and the VKS are silent.
  26. Bingo
    Bingo 30 November 2022 08: 51
    0
    GPS to cut them - there will be a squeal))) But effectively
  27. APASUS
    APASUS 30 November 2022 09: 03
    -1
    Can lift 60 tons of nails into space? And the entire low-orbit grouping will fray in 24 hours at 0
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 30 November 2022 09: 10
      -1
      Quote: APASUS
      Can lift 60 tons of nails into space? And the entire low-orbit grouping will fray in 24 hours at 0

      After all Chinese satellites are also destroyed, the PRC will join the sanctions and the Russian economy will end
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 30 November 2022 12: 24
        -1
        Quote: BlackMokona
        After all Chinese satellites are also destroyed, the PRC will join the sanctions and the Russian economy will end

        It’s easier to negotiate with China. The West froze us 300 billion and we can’t return them
  28. Million
    Million 30 November 2022 09: 35
    +1
    First you need to shoot down, and then warn when they start talking.
  29. megadeth
    megadeth 30 November 2022 10: 05
    0
    We must first return our astronauts from the ISS, and then start clicking satellites ... feel
  30. Anton Limonov
    Anton Limonov 30 November 2022 11: 11
    +1
    It’s like Arestovich’s statements, they don’t even take their own seriously
  31. Void
    Void 30 November 2022 11: 26
    0
    it’s not necessary to shoot down ... you can simply put into the same orbit a blank that this satellite will collide with "accidentally"
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    2. iljael
      iljael 30 November 2022 11: 50
      -1
      Most satellites can maneuver.
  32. iljael
    iljael 30 November 2022 11: 48
    0
    Light-absorbing umbrellas over their companions must be hung so that they are in the shade all the time. There is no light, there is no electricity, and in the shade the cold is also approaching - 273, so that the batteries are dead. And so their satellites, in fact, are not damaged intact and no complaints, like we measure solar activity in this area.
  33. German
    German 30 November 2022 12: 39
    0
    In all seriousness, I think that the work of our Foreign Ministry should be classified!
    Well, they live abroad in embassies, they go to all sorts of meetings, and that's okay.
    Their useless statements in recent years have become a strong domestic destabilizing factor that weakens the faith of citizens in our state and its officials. Every "concern" or "protest" that goes unanswered shows the weakness of the State. And not only to us, but to the whole world.

    Better to chew than to talk - should be their slogan. We are tired of their statements. Enough!
  34. Sedoy
    Sedoy 30 November 2022 22: 06
    0
    on the right of Russia to shoot down civilian satellites supporting the military operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    talkers are cheap... :)
  35. n-Stozhar
    n-Stozhar 30 November 2022 23: 28
    0
    It seems that the analysis shows that the number of orders to open high-precision fire from artillery and Hamas has decreased ... here are the volumes of views from space of ukroross tbd hardly ... the meaning of the text ... in the word analysis .... just make assumptions why, for example, opinion of the population of the Russian Federation puts pressure on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and orders, is already a violation of something ...
  36. FoBoss_VM
    FoBoss_VM 30 November 2022 23: 58
    -2
    I'm just so-so and imagine how our people do it wassat grain deal then they can't get out, the partners don't allow it. And then shoot down a satellite ... But who will allow them to do that. The laurels fluffed up something .. And how do they technically imagine it?
  37. zontov79
    zontov79 2 December 2022 04: 08
    0
    So they said and did! In addition to talking, you need to show will and determination.
  38. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 5 December 2022 13: 48
    0
    It seems that they are not Chinese ..... And it is not the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that should issue such warnings, but the Moscow Region ..... And Global Hawk is almost a satellite, and we must start with it.