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Kazakhstan seizes Russian space flight infrastructure in Baikonur

Kazakhstan has seized the property of the Center for the Operation of Terrestrial Space Infrastructure operating in Baikonur, a subsidiary of Roscosmos, and intends to recover from it a debt of 13.5 billion tenge ($26.3 million), AKI Press reports, adding that the head of the company is forbidden to leave the country.

Source of the information is Moskovsky Komsomolets, which adds that there would be an initiation of enforcement proceedings and and also measures against the Center for the Operation of Terrestrial Space Infrastructure, in order to extract debt of 13.68 billion tenge in favor of Baiterek Joint Kazakh-Russian Venture.

This decision was made by the court of the Astana International Financial Center. The writ of execution was reportedly issued at the end of November 2022.Β The resulting conflict could lead to Russia’s withdrawal from Baikonur, Moskovsky Komsomolets reports.