Russian foreign ministry Maria Zakharova said at a briefing that Russia "noted the US president's instructions... to separate space forces from the air force," saying "the most alarming thing about this news is the aim of his instructions, namely to ensure (US) domination in space."
Trump on Monday said at a speech in the White House that "America will always be the first in space" and "we don't want China and Russia and other countries leading us."
Zakharova warned that the US is "nurturing plans to bring out weapons into space with the aim of possibly staging military action there." "This is not based on guesswork, this is understanding the realities," she insisted.
Russia takes a "diametrically opposite position" that space must be used for "peaceful aims," she said.
Space research is one of the few areas where Russia and the US continue international cooperation.
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