Russians Accuse Trump Administration of Attempting to Seize Territories on Other Worlds

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — “Attempts to expropriate outer space and aggressive plans to actually seize territories of other planets hardly set the countries (on course for) fruitful cooperation,” said Roscosmos Deputy Director General on International Cooperation Sergey Saveliev.

“The history knows examples of a country starting to seize territories for its own benefit – everyone remembers the outcome,” he added.

On April 6, 2020 US President Donald Trump signed an executive order supporting commercial mining on the Moon and other celestial bodies, pursuing US administration object to any attempt to view outer space as a global commons. The text of the document was published by the White House press office.