Kazakhstan blocks launch of Russian satellite.

By bne IntelliNews May 29, 2012
Kazakhstan reportedly blocks launch of Russian satellite, according to Russian news agency Interfax has reported. Russia planned to launch 3 satellites this summer. However, Russian side claims that the Kazakh authorities are dragging out a decision on Russia's use of drop zone 120 in the Kostanai and Aktyubinsk regions. No reason for such measure was given. However, we consider that this might be connected with the recent problems with getting an agreement on oil supplies to Kazakhstan from Russia within the Customs Union.

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