Kiev aims to create ballistic missiles capable of reaching Urals
The Head of the Roscosmos state corporation says Ukraine's goal to create its own ballistic missile systems "is a real threat to Russia right up to the Urals."
The Head of the Roscosmos state corporation, Dmitry Rogozin, revealed Saturday that Kiev wants to create ballistic missile systems that have the ability to strike far into the Russian territory, and Ukraine has the potential for this.
"They [Ukraine] have legendary factories in Dnepropetrovsk, Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and Yuzhmashzavod. There is enormous potential there. Now their goal is to create their own ballistic systems, which will have a real ability to strike our territory," Rogozin told the Soloviev Live YouTube show.
"This is a real threat to Russia right up to the Urals," he warned.
However, Rogozin affirmed that increasing the range of the Grom complex already operating in Ukraine will not be a problem for any team of engineers.
Russian-European mission to Mars
Roscosmos would like to go through with the Russian-European mission to Mars, ExoMars-2022, which is scheduled to launch in September, the Roscosmos chief expressed.
"We would like to save the Russian-European mission to Mars, it is called ExoMars," Rogozin told the Soloviev Live YouTube show.
He also said that the Russian state space corporation will continue to try and save the International Space Station mission despite mounting difficulties due to the US and European sanctions.