Russia’s military fired multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles in a drill on Thursday.
The Defence Ministry says its forces launched three ICBM’s from “submarines” and another from the northwestern Plesetsk Cosmodrome, or space center.
The state-backed RT news agency reported that Moscow said the launches were “conducted as part of large-scale war games involving Russia’s strategic forces.”
Video purports to show launch of ICBM’s
Two submarines from the Northern and Pacific Fleet’s fired three missiles as training for their crews, RT reported.
Cruise missiles from Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bombers engaged targets in dual test grounds in Russia and one target in Russian ally Kazakhstan’s territory.
“All the objectives f the exercises were successfully achieved,” said the defense ministry.
More details to follow. Image 1 of Russian RT-2PM2 Topol-M from Wikimedia.