“Your European partners, who have shown amazing cowardice and unprofessionalism in the disruption of joint space projects with us, will not help you, and at the first problem they will shift the responsibility onto you.

We saw this when the Europeans disrupted a joint mission with us to fly to Mars in 2020, ”Rogozin wrote in his Telegram.

In May 2019, it became known that in April 2020 it is planned to test the Russian landing module, which in March 2021, as part of the ExoMars-2020 joint program with Europe, will land on Mars.

The ExoMars-2020 station consists of a European flight module and a Russian landing module.

In March 2022, the ruling council of the European Space Agency (ESA) declared it impossible to continue cooperation with the state corporation Roscosmos on the ExoMars mission due to Russia's special operation in Ukraine.