The corresponding statement published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry was made in connection with the unveiling of France’s space defense strategy.

It is noted that France became the second state after the United States, which officially recognized the possibility of an armed conflict in outer space.

"At the same time, in response to" unfriendly "or" hostile "actions with respect to French space objects, countermeasures, including, as we understand it, of a forceful nature, are not excluded," the Foreign Ministry said.

Earlier, French leader Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a military space command.