Russia has taken their space ball and gone home. Let's break it down.
Roscosmos, the Russian equivalent of NASA, has put the kibosh on further scientific endeavors with Germany on the Russian side of the International Space Station (ISS).
According to their father's, brother's nephew's, cousin's, former roommate, Roscosmos Tweeted that cooperation has ended with Germany and that all further experiments will be conducted independently. It seems that sanctions placed on Russia has caused them to reevaluate with whom they are working and mention that the Russian space program will be reprioritized to creating satellites in the interests of defense.
Roscosmos Director General also Tweeted after the US placed sanctions against them, that the ISS could potentially crash into the US or Europe a statement; some consider a not-so-thinly veiled threat.
This moves us into a whole new era of warfare, as nations take unfair advantage of technology to launch defense systems and even full-on military capabilities into outer space. Here in the United States, NASA's Artemis program is overseeing the U.S. mission to exploit the Moon by building the Artemis space camp at the Lunar South Pole with a desire to extend that military presence to Mars.
Sounding like something out of a Star Trek script, Gen. Howell M. Estes the III, former Commander in chief of the Air Force Space Command stated, "As stewards of military space, we must be prepared to exploit the advantages of the space medium. This vision serves as a bridge in the evolution of military space into the 21st century."
Alas, the great space race is underway. Keep your eyes out for the great wind sucking Mega Maid. May the Schwartz be with you.