Washington has accused two Russian satellites of tracking a US spy satellite in what is known as "disruptive behavior," which led to a cautious Moscow response on Tuesday.
Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov confirmed that he had received a message from Washington regarding the satellites, adding that "Moscow will respond after graduation."
"When it comes to maneuvering these objects in space, they are practices that are being carried out by many countries," he added, quoted by Russian press agencies.
In an interview with Time Magazine released on Monday, General John Raymond, chief of the new U.S. Military Space Force, said that the Russian ship began maneuvering on the American satellites shortly after launching into orbit in November 160 kilometers approached] of it.
"We see this behavior as unusual and disruptive," Raymond told Time. "It has the potential to create a dangerous situation in space."
Earlier, he made a statement to the US media that Russian satellites "behave similarly to other satellites that Russia used in 2017, which the Russian government called" inspector satellites "."
The U.S. Space Force, launched in December, is the U.S. military's sixth formal force after the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard.
"A lot will happen in space because space is the newest war zone in the world," said President Donald Trump at the time.