by Staff Writers
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Apr 07, 2014
The Baiterek space project will not undergo adjustments over the Ukrainian situation, the foreign ministers of Russia and Kazakhstan pledged, the Voice of Russia correspondent Kira Kalinina reports.
"We have discussed the issue today in the context of Baikonur as a whole and the Baiterek project. Neither Russia nor Kazakhstan are planning to alter the Baiterek project, including its shift to Zenit launch vehicles," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference after negotiations with his Kazakh counterpart Yerlan Idrisov.
"The Ukrainian situation will have no effect on this project whatsoever," Idrisov said.
"I'd like to say that Baikonur and space exploration have always been primary objectives of the bilateral agenda. We have had a very detailed discussion of the implementation of the space cooperation roadmap. The Baiterek project has an extreme significance. We have stated that this important project must go on and our space agencies must maintain cooperation," Idrisov said.
Source: Voice of Russia
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