Russia Says U.S. Satellite May Be “Space Weapon” Test

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia‘s Defence Ministry said on Saturday a U.S. plan to shoot down an ailing spy satellite could be used as a cover to test a new space weapon.

The ministry said there was insufficient proof that Washington’s decision to fire a missile at the disabled satellite was to prevent a potentially deadly leak of toxic gas as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere.

“In our opinion, the decision to destroy the U.S. satellite is not as harmless as it is being presented….”

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