Americans are still using our Soyuz spacecraft, we continue to cooperate on the International Space Station and train their crews at our Zvyozdny Gorodok center and at the Baikonur launching facility. But can we just stop this cooperation? Yes, we can.
His comments came after Russian Lower House MPs last week drafted a bill detailing a possible response to the latest round of anti-Russian sanctions imposed by Washington. The proposed measures include the suspension of all cooperation with the US in the space and nuclear spheres, a ban on several categories of US imports, including agricultural produce, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, alcohol and extending the list of US citizens subject to personal sanctions such as visa bans and asset freezes. Another somewhat unexpected step proposed by Russian MPs was to suspend the powers of any copyright held by US citizens or companies, including the intellectual rights to software.