The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova commented on the words of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky about the flight of Yuri Gagarin into space.
Recall that Zelensky expressed the idea that the first manned flight into space would not have been possible without Ukraine. He stated that it was Ukrainian designers who played a key role in the implementation of the Soviet space program. Zelensky stressed that scientists added faith in the ability to reach the stars to their main work on calculations. That is why everything worked out.
“Satellites, rockets and Gagarin's smile – all this was common and belonged to all 15 republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics … Scientists, workers, teachers, doctors, military men and everyone who worked to conquer an incredible goal. It is a pity that the brightest achievements of modern Kiev the regime became irrepressible anger, Russophobia and the reincarnation of nationalist ideology with Nazi symbols, “she wrote on Facebook, noting that Russia has never shared the glory of space victories on a national basis.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin laid flowers at the place where Gagarin landed 60 years ago after a flight into space.
Cosmonautics Day has been celebrated on April 12 since it was established by the decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet of April 9, 1962.