Russia tests ballistic missiles

Russia tests ballistic missiles
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By Robert Hackwill
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Launches conducted for land, sea and submarine-based weapons.

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Russia has conducted test launches of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles as part of a training exercise for the country’s strategic nuclear forces. The Russian defence ministry released a video showing a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile being test fired from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia, hitting a target at the Kura military testing range on the Kamchatka Peninsula thousands of kilometres away.

The ministry said test launches involved land, air, and submarine-based ballistic missiles. The Kremlin said that President Vladimir Putin personally oversaw the launch of four nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

The training of Russia’s nuclear force is a regular affair unrelated with any world events, according to the Kremlin, which added was conducted in strict compliance with international rules,

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