Ryabkov said during exclusive statements to reporters, today, Saturday, in response to a question regarding Washington’s accusations that Moscow is planning to deploy nuclear weapons in space, “The Americans are exploiting the issue for propaganda purposes, and are making baseless accusations that are not supported by any evidence, and this is their usual method.” Ryabkov pointed out that contacts between Russia and the United States in this regard were fruitless, saying that "there cannot be any progress on this issue and the reason is clear, which is the absurdity of the American accusations against us." In response to a question about whether Russia is considering the possibility of withdrawing from... "No, we are not thinking about that," Ryabkov said. Earlier, American media reported, citing their sources, that American lawmakers could have been told in a secret briefing about Russia's alleged plans "to deploy nuclear weapons in space” to be used against satellites. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said last Thursday that the White House, which announced a secret briefing about a “serious threat to national security,” is trying to encourage the US Congress to vote in favor of a bill on allocating funds to Ukraine. .