The Russian Embassy responded with a joke on the creation of space forces in the United States

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photosangelina of the Russian Space forces. Archival photoThe Russian Embassy responded with a joke on the creation of space forces in the United States© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The Russian Embassy in Washington after the statement of the Vice President of the United States on the creation of space forces posted a tweet with the caption, «Good morning, Space force!»

The message was attached to the logo of the Russian Space forces and the link to the topic about them on the website of the Ministry of defense.

On Thursday, Vice-President Mike Pence announced the plans for the establishment by 2020 of the Ministry of war in space.

Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump demanded to provide military-space forces as a separate type of troops and called for the dominance in this region. He said that the United States seeks to be a leader in the space and do not intend to «trail» for Russia and China.

Space forces as a separate branch of the military existed in Russia in 2001-2011. From 1 December 2011 converted into Troops aerospace defense. From 1 August 2015 recreated as the branch composed of Air and space forces.

Good Morning, Space Forces!

🚀 https://t.co/70gn54pdqz🇷🇺 pic.twitter.com/t7sBn0uxP4

— Russia in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) 10 Aug 2018

 

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