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,