The Russian Foreign Ministry issued an ultimatum to Kazakhstan in response to a limited missile launches from Baikonur. If Kazakhstan did not reconsider its decision, Russia threatens to stop cooperation in all joint projects in the field of space launch vehicles, write "News".
List responses contained in the Russian Foreign Ministry's official letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. Moscow believes that the Kazakh authorities, imposing restrictions on the launch of Russian missiles, trying to "get around the Baikonur complex lease terms."
As reported in the publication of Roskosmos, termination of agreements on joint projects will result from Baikonur to the fact that customers have to return up to $ 500 million
Recall that in the end of last year the government of Kazakhstan has approved a draft cooperation cosmodrome "Baikonur" with the Russians in 2013. According to the document, the number of starts of the carrier rocket "Proton-M" is reduced to 12, while in 2012, the contract with Russia provided 14 such launches. In addition, the "start of spacecraft, requiring the use of a new district separating from parts of rockets such as" Union ", may only be made after the signing and entry into force of an international treaty."
Add, Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov visit Russia on an official visit, which will last from 24 to 25 January. During his meeting at the level of foreign ministers in Moscow, is expected to be discussed and the subject of further cooperation with Russia at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.