“They offer money and technology that they supposedly have.

I was personally and informally informed about this by my colleagues “on the sidelines” of the meeting of the heads of the space agencies of the BRICS member countries,” Rogozin wrote in his Telegram.

The Director General of Roscosmos called the thesis of the European Union about the possibility of replacing Russia in helping India to launch a manned program ridiculous.

According to Rogozin, for this, Brussels and Paris do not have at least suitable launch vehicles for delivering modules to near-Earth space.

“They understand this business as a plumber at the piano, but portray the maestro.

NASA is behaving more prudently, realistically assessing its capabilities, ”he added.

Earlier, the European Space Agency announced the suspension of participation in the implementation of Russian lunar programs.

In particular, ESA terminates cooperation with Russia on the Luna-25, Luna-26 and Luna-27 programs.

On April 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the country intends to resume its lunar program and launch the Luna-25 robotic complex.