The Russian chief confirms his departure from the International Space Station

"The decision has already been made, and we are not obliged to discuss it publicly," Roscosmos chief said

Cosmonauts (from left) Denis Matveev and Oleg Artemyev worked outside the International Space Station's

Cosmonauts (from left) Denis Matveev and Oleg Artemyev worked outside the International Space Station's

Russian segment for 6 hours and 37 minutes outfitting Nauka and configuring the European robotic arm in April 2022.

it will withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS), perhaps as soon as two years from now.

In an interview with the state-owned Rossiya-24 TV channel on Saturday (April 30), Roscosmos director general, Dmitry Rogozin, said

In an interview with the state-owned Rossiya-24 TV channel on Saturday (April 30), Roscosmos director general, Dmitry Rogozin, said

"The decision has already been made, and we are not required to talk about it publicly."

As for when Russia will end its involvement in the ISS project, Rogozin said it would give at least a year's notice "in line with our obligations."