During a briefing, broadcasted by Russia 24 TV channel, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said that Russia intends to monitor the deployment of NATO’s weapons in space.
"We will closely monitor how the assurances of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, that NATO doesn't have intentions to place weapons in space, will be implemented," she said, commenting on the decision of the North Atlantic Alliance to recognize space as a new operational domain for NATO.
According to Zakharova, Moscow calls on the NATO countries not to allow an arms race in outer space, which will negatively affect the international situation and security issues.
US President Donald Trump previously said that space could become an area of military action in the future. In December last year, the American President signed a decree on the establishment of the US Space Command.