What: Amid the Ukraine-Russia war, Russia has decided to quit International Space Station (ISS) after 2024 after fulfilling all the obligations to their partners in the programme. Russia and the United States (US) currently work together on ISS. The newly-appointed chief of Moscow's space agency Yuri Borisov informed President Vladimir Putin
Reason: This move comes after all the western countries have imposed sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine.
Borisov's Statement: "Of course, we will fulfil all our obligations to our partners, but the decision to leave this station after 2024 has been made," Moscow's Space Agency Chief Yuri Borisov said. "I think that by this time we will start putting together a Russian orbital station," he added.