As Russia faces extreme international backlash over its full-scale assault on Ukraine, a video shared on Twitter by Russian area company (Roscosmos) chief Dmitry Rogozin on Wednesday confirmed employees masking the flags of Japan, the US (US) and the UK (UK) on a Soyuz rocket on the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Nevertheless, the Indian flag remained untouched.
Japan, the US and the UK have imposed financial sanctions on Russia, whereas India has avoided immediately criticising Moscow for it actions.
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On the United Nations Common Meeting (UNGA) session on Wednesday, India additionally abstained from voting on the decision towards Russia. The Indian authorities has, as a substitute, repeatedly known as for each side (Russia and Ukraine) to work out a peaceable settlement.
“The launchers at Baikonur decided that without the flags of some countries, our rocket would look more beautiful,” Rogozin’s tweet, roughly translated from Russian, learn.
In accordance with media studies, the Soyuz rocket – carrying 36 OneWeb satellites – was to launch on March 4 (Friday). However Roscosmos later mentioned that the launch is not going to occur as per plan.
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OneWeb is a worldwide communications firm that delivers broadband web companies worldwide. It’s partially owned by the British authorities and the listing of householders additionally consists of Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank amongst others.
“Roscosmos demands guarantees OneWeb satellites will not be used for military purposes. Because of Britain’s hostile stance against Russia, another condition for the March 5 launch is that the British government withdraws from OneWeb,” the Russian company tweeted.
In accordance with a report by the BBC, the British authorities is underneath stress to drag the launch of the rocket given the escalating struggle in Ukraine. The federal government mentioned it’s persevering with to debate the state of affairs with its companions on OneWeb’s board, the BBC report added.