Russian President Putin says US ramping up its military forces for space

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with top military officials in Sochi on December 3, 2019. (Photo: AFP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the US was rapidly developing its military forces for potential operations in space and that Washington openly viewed space as a potential theater of war.

Putin, who was speaking in the Black Sea city of Sochi in southern Russia, said that Moscow categorically opposed the militarization of space but that the US moves meant Russia had to further develop its own space sector.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01