Putin fires Russian space agency boss Dmitry Rogozin
Russian-Western cooperation in the space field has also been weighed down by Russia’s assault on its neighbour.
His replacement comes from the ranks of the military.
This change comes against a backdrop of ever-increasing Russian-Western tensions. Russians and Americans accuse each other, among other things, of military ambitions in space.
The Russian space agency Roscosmos works in both the civil and military fields.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday dismissed by decree the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin.
The latter is known for his abrasive style and outrageous nationalism.