Ukraine together with American companies plans to make the launch vehicle without the involvement of the Russian side.
about it in interview to "Voice of America" said the head of State space Agency of Ukraine Lubomir Sabadosh located for a visit to the United States.
according to his statement, to make their own rocket, Ukraine is not because of the high cost of the project. But the alternative to cooperation with Russia." Today our visit and discussion with the authorized American business allow us to say that We can together develop launch vehicles that have the ability to take upon his own shoulders the functions on manned flight to the space station. An example is the participation of Ukrainian organizations in the development of the Antares rocket, which will deliver, in the 1st turn, useful cargo to the space station, and then, maybe, will fulfill the mission to deliver a manned crew, " he said." on their own to perform a closed cycle for the production of rocket Ukraine will not be able, it is very expensive. We realize that in that moment, when We have difficulties in economy, investment in the space industry will not be literally correct. But the government is paying Close attention to the development of space cooperation with international partners, " added Sabadosh. As reported by the print edition OPINION August 31, Kiev denounced the agreement with Russia on cooperation in the military industry. Thus was legally refusal to cooperate, the rate at which the Ukrainian authorities have taken in the past year. For Russian military-industrial complex it has become, without doubt, a serious blow – however, it is much smaller than For the Ukrainian industry. According to experts, the destruction of relations with the Russian military-industrial complex Kiev kills its industry.