UNITED NATIONS, October 27. /TASS/. US commercial satellites may be seen as legitimate targets in case they are used in the conflict in Ukraine, a high-ranking Russian foreign ministry official said on Wednesday.
"I would like to draw special attention to the extremely dangerous tendency, which has surfaced in the course of the developments in Ukraine. I mean the use of outer space civil infrastructure facilities, including commercial ones, in armed conflicts by the United States and its allies," Konstantin Vorontsov, deputy director of the ministry’s nonproliferation and arms control department, said at a meeting of the UN General Assembly’s First Committee. "Quasi-civil infrastructure may be a legitimate target for a retaliation strike. The West’s actions unreasonably jeopardize the stability of the civil space activities and numerous socio-economic processes on the ground, which determine people’s wellbeing, first of all in developing countries.".