Of course, this could be very good Chinese Communist dis information. The PRC is known to have a wide ranging influence operation. And Russia just does have the money and influence the Chinese Communists do.
Space is going to be militarized... and opened up to us and everybody else, which, soon enough, is how it is going to be militarized. The instant shipbuilding begins in space, navy building has begun. Just about any and every human facilitation in space can be militarized almost instantly. Face off, though, balance of power, could be extended indefinitely.