Date: 7 months ago   Category: Space

The MFA has responded to charges of France of attempt of interception of a signal of the satellite - RIA Novosti, 9/13/2018

MOSCOW, 13 Sep — RIA Novosti. France tries to accuse unsubstantially Russia of "hostile behavior" to prove need of accumulation of defensive potential for space, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria of Zakharov.© of AFP 2018/Sergei Supinsky Poroshenko has said I have told about "interception" of these Russian military sputnikovrany the Minister of Defence Florans Parli has said that France has marked the Russian satellite which has too close approached French about a year ago. I was the French satellite which the Russian fellow has allegedly approached, according to Parli's statement, Athena-Fidus. This military satellite has been launched in space in February, 2014. "Bewildered and disappointment have apprehended a speech of the Minister of Defence of France Florans Parli on September 7 in the National center of space researches with unfounded accusations of Russia in "hostile behavior" in space. At the beginning of this year the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has made all necessary explanations in connection with concerns of Paris of the "dangerous rapprochement" of the Russian telecommunication Beam Olympe satellite and the French Athena-Fidus which has rather allegedly taken place in 2017" — Zakharova at a briefing has told. She has noted that the Russian side considered and continues to consider this incident exhausted. "Especially as Paris never brought up this question in contacts with us, including during the visits of the president of France of mister (Emmanuel) Macron to St. Petersburg and Moscow in May and July of this year. It is especially sad that the French side tries to use this cover-up for justification of need of accumulation of defensive potential for space and allocation under these purposes of due financing" — Zakharova has emphasized. Similar anti-Russian steps have "extremely counterproductive impact" on development of the bilateral relations, she has noted. "In return, resolutely we support use and a research of space only in the peace purposes" — the official representative of Russian Foreign Ministry has told.



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