Russia announces it will leave the International Space Station and build its own

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Russian cosmonauts in space show a flag supporting the war in Ukraine.

The gap between the United States and Russia reaches into space.

Moscow announced on Tuesday that it will withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024, one of the few joint collaboration projects that it had left with Washington and other nations and that it had maintained since 1998.

Yuri Borisov, the new head of Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, said his country will build a new station and in the meantime fulfill all its obligations to the ISS.

In a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Borisov stated that a decision had been made to abandon the project within two years.