Washington would respond to any Russian attack on US satellites, White House says

27 October 2022, 11:24 PM
The White House (Photo:REUTERS/Al Drago)

The White House (Photo:REUTERS/Al Drago)

The United States will retaliate in response to potential Russian attacks on U.S. infrastructure – satellites included – White House national security spokesman John Kirby said on Oct. 27, as reported by Reuters.

Kirby was responding to a question from journalists on how the United States would react to Moscow potentially destroying or disabling U.S. commercial or government satellites.

A senior Russian Foreign Ministry official earlier said that Western commercial satellites could become legitimate targets for the Russian military, if they are used to supply Ukraine with battlefield intelligence.

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According to Kirby, even publicly-available information suggests Russia is developing anti-satellite weapon systems.

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