Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu has confirmed the successful test of an anti-satellite weapon system.
Press Release, Moscow, 18:15, 16 November 2021: Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu confirmed the successful test of the anti-satellite system, answering journalists’ questions during a working trip to the troops of the Western Military District in Voronezh Region.
“We’ve really tested a successful forward-looking system. It hit the old satellite,” the head of the military department said. Sergei Shoigu added that the resulting fragments do not pose any threat to space activities.
Source: Russian Federation MoD Directorate of Media Service and Information