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Russia tests new intercontinental ballistic missile

Russia has successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of carrying a nuclear weapon called ‘Sarmat’ during the Ukraine war. Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the missile was launched from a “silo launcher” at 3:12 pm Moscow time. News Reuters.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

President Vladimir Putin has called the Sarmat missile “the best in the world.” “These missiles will force those who try to threaten our country to think twice,” he said.

Putin was seen on television informing the military about the launch of the missile. They said the first Sarmat missile was launched from Plesetsk in northwestern Russia. It hit a target on the Kamchatka Peninsula, some 6,000 kilometers away.

Reuters says the test of the ‘Sarmat’ missile did not surprise the West. The missile had been under construction for several years. However, the test was carried out at a time when intense geopolitical tensions were running high. Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. But so far the country has not been able to fully occupy any important city.

The state news agency Tass quoted Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, as saying that special forces in charge of Russia’s nuclear weapons would begin receiving supplies of the new missiles this autumn after the tests were completed.

Putin congratulated the military on the successful test of the missile. “This truly different weapon will further strengthen the combat capability of our armed forces,” he said. Will reliably ensure Russia’s security from external threats. This weapon will provide food for thought for those who try to threaten our country by spreading tensions through frantic offensive rhetoric.

Russia has warned the United States and Western nations of the “unimaginable consequences” of launching a new intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

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