The White House on Thursday said that any attacks on U.S. satellites or infrastructure will be met with an “appropriate response” after a senior Russian official told the United Nations that the Kremlin sees commercial satellites helping Ukraine as “a legitimate target for retaliation.”
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that Russians have been “trying to pursue anti-satellite technology and capability.”
“Any attack on U.S. infrastructure will be met with an appropriate response in an appropriate way,” Kirby told reporters Thursday. “And we’re going to continue to pursue all means to expose, deter and hold Russia accountable for any such attack should it occur.”
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre later said that the U.S. will “pursue all means to explore, deter and hold Russia accountable” for any attacks on U.S. satellites.