WASHINGTON, 18 Feb — The US National Security Council has begun developing a plan to respond to the alleged threat from Russia in space, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner said in a statement. on air NBC News channel.
“We met with (US National Security Adviser – ed.) Jake Sullivan and he began to develop a plan that, hopefully, will be the answer to this,” the congressman said.
At the same time, Turner was unable to confirm or deny reports circulating in the United States that the new threat is nuclear, citing the secrecy of this information.
Earlier, ABC, citing sources, reported that US legislators could have been told at a secret briefing about the Russian Federation’s alleged plans to “place nuclear weapons in space” for use against satellites. Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that the White House, by announcing a closed briefing on a “serious threat to national security,” is trying to encourage the US Congress to vote for a bill to allocate money to Ukraine.
Moscow has previously repeatedly pointed out that Russia, together with other countries, in particular China, stands for preventing an arms race in space and preserving it for peaceful purposes. The Russian Foreign Ministry noted earlier that the United States and its allies are taking steps to implement the installation of weapons in space and the use of outer space for combat operations not only for defensive purposes, they do not stop trying to position space as a new arena of rivalry and conflicts between states, as The main opponents are Russia and China.