#AceNewsServices – MOSCOW – June 01- Moscow has taken steps to exclude the use of US GPS (Global Positioning System) stations on its territory for military purposes and initiated talks with the United States on GLONASS deployment on the US territory, Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin said on Sunday.
“Let me explain: we have worked out and implemented measures that exclude the use of these [GPS] stations for military purposes. Now they are under our full control,” Rogozin wrote in his Twitter microblog.
The Russian vice-premier also said that Moscow had “initiated talks with the US on the deployment of our [GLONASS] stations on the US territory.”
The talks are expected to last until August 31, following which “new decisions will be taken,” Rogozin said.
(VoR) – The Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is set to resume negotiations on the possible deployment of Glonass global navigation satellite system elements in the United States, the newspaper Izvestia wrote on Tuesday.
“Roscosmos has done paperwork for the Americans and have filed the documents with the Foreign Ministry. They the documents state that our countries have made big progress in bilateral relations and this success should be developed for the sake of partnership and public interests.
They propose to resume the consultations shortly and to pursue the path chosen earlier,” a well-informed source in Roscosmos told the newspaper.
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