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Putin wants to conquer the moon and is building a ‘next generation spaceship’ to get there

Vladimir Putιn has bragged that ʀᴜssɪᴀ will develop a ‘next-generation sραceship’ and begin planning more moon landings just weeks after he pulled out of the International sραce Station

Not content with violating Ukraine’s sovereignty, ʀᴜssɪᴀn President Vladimir Putιn has announced ambitious plans to reach new territory.

Putιn has said ʀᴜssɪᴀ is developing a new sραcecraft (Image: Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

Putιn ambitious plans come just weeks after ʀᴜssɪᴀ announced it would pull out of the International sραce Station, ending 23 years of international co-operation in sραce.

Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin announced that a timetable for completion of the ISS project will soon be submitted to the ʀᴜssɪᴀ’s leadership.

It was thought the move was prompted by international sanctions over the war in Ukraine, and is a major blow for the future of sραce exploration.The sραce station needs constant maintenance to maintain a stable orbit, and without ʀᴜssɪᴀ’s contribution could have to be decommissioned far sooner than originally planned.

Rogozin said: “Sanctions from the US, Canada, the European Union and Japan are aimed at blocking financial, economic and production activities of our high-tech enterprises.

“The purpose of the sanctions is to kill the ʀᴜssɪᴀn economy, plunge our people into despair and hunger, and bring our country to its knees. It is clear that they will not be able to do this, but the intentions are clear. “That is why I believe that the restoration of normal relations between partners in the International sραce Station and other joint projects is possible only with the complete and unconditional lifting of illegal sanctions.“Specific proposals of Roscosmos on the timing of the completion of cooperation within the framework of he ISS with the sραce agencies of the United States, Canada, the European Union and Japan will be reported to the leadership of our country in the near future.”