The Russian army carried out large-scale drills of its strategic nuclear forces on Wednesday, that includes a number of missile launch assessments.
Russia’s Protection Ministry stated in a press release the maneuvers included the observe launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile from a Karelia nuclear submarine within the Barents Sea.
From Associated Press:
As a part of the drills, a ground-based intercontinental ballistic missile was additionally launched from the Plesetsk facility in northwestern Russia and Tu-160 and Tu-95 strategic bombers fired cruise missiles at check targets.
Russia has expanded its army drills in recent times amid tensions with the West as relations plummeted to post-Chilly Battle lows after Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.
The struggle video games come lower than two months earlier than the New START U.S.-Russian arms management treaty expires in early February. Moscow and Washington have mentioned extending the pact, however variations have remained.