A drone strike was made on the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, which houses the offices of Russia’s official standards body and accreditation organization.
It is not immediately clear if the offices of Rosstandart and RusAccreditation were hit, but media reports claim the damage was minimal and there were no casualties. Ukraine has not taken responsibility for the strike.
In March, Russia bombed the headquarters of Ukraine’s national standards body, UkrNDNC, destroying the building.
ISO continues to refuse to take action against Russia, and continues to allow it to participate in standards development activities.
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