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Russia in pursuit of establishing nuclear weapons in the earth’s orbit

Russia in pursuit of establishing nuclear weapons in the earth’s orbit

The United States believes Russia is developing an anti-satellite nuclear weapon in space that, once detonated, could disrupt satellite services ranging from military communications to GPS location services, Reuters reported, citing a source familiar with the matter.

The report, citing an unnamed source, wrote that Russia’s new system includes a nuclear explosive device that will be placed in Earth’s orbit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow is against deploying nuclear weapons in space. The Russian Defense Minister has also denied published reports about Moscow’s efforts to develop its nuclear capability in space.

White House officials have declined to comment on the matter.