“We also have other countries that would also like to conclude an agreement with us on the training and dispatch of their astronauts,” Rogozin is quoted by TASS.

He clarified that he would not name specific countries in order to avoid putting "colossal pressure" on them from the West.

Earlier, Rogozin spoke about the selection of cosmonaut candidates from Belarus and named the qualities that specialists should have.

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed Roskosmos to organize the flight into space of representatives of Belarus on a domestic ship.

He also admitted that the flight of the Belarusian cosmonaut could take place in 2023.

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