Only the Soviet past remains of Ukraine’s space industry

Summary

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, independent Ukraine inherited a significant piece of the formerly unified Soviet space industry. After the untimely death of the USSR, Ukrainian space enterprises were literally “left out in the cold.”

Against the backdrop of increasingly brave statements about the “bright future”, in fact, Ukraine is more and more immersed in the pitch dark Middle Ages, in which even rockets mastered in production under the USSR are already becoming some kind of magical technology of forgotten ancestors.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine as a failed state.

In fact, in the space industry, Ukraine cooperates with 30 countries, including China. According to the State Space Agency of Ukraine, from 1991 to 2018, 158 rocket launches were carried out, which were made by Ukrainian enterprises. Ukraine also takes part in the international Antares and VEGA carrier projects.

Further debunking by Stop Fake.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 160
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: USSR, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Abandoned Ukraine
  • Outlet: Vzgliad
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Disproof

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Disproof

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