Would Russia abandon our astronaut in the ISS?

The picture is of Mark Vande Hei.

Russia threatens to abandon American astronaut in space as sanctions threaten peace aboard International Space Station – 6abc Philadelphia:

For the past 24 years, the U.S. and Russia have worked together to construct and maintain the International Space Station, where research has led to some of the most important discoveries of the 21st century.


I don’t think they would leave him there but I’d be worried about whether the Russians would return him to the US after landing. There is a Space -X Dragon capsule attached to the ISS so perhaps he could return that way.

[Image: NASA Johnson]