PARIS (AP) — France’s defense minister is claiming that a Russian satellite cozied up to a French one last year to eavesdrop on secure military communications, in what she said amounted to a “Star Wars” above the Earth.
Florence Parly said Friday that the satellite “got close. A bit too close.”
She said “this little Star Wars” happened a year ago and that eavesdropping is an “act of espionage” as well as being “unfriendly.”
She said the Russian satellite is “well-known but a bit indiscreet” and that France has taken “the necessary measures,” without giving details.