Russia flexed its army muscle mass Saturday, test-firing 4 intercontinental ballistic missiles from an underwater place within the Sea of Okhotsk, the nation’s protection ministry mentioned.
The Bulava missiles, which have been outfitted with dummy warheads, have been fired from the Vladimir Monomakh submarine and hit their targets within the Arkhangelsk space of northwestern Russia, greater than 3,400 miles away.
The Saturday launch was the conclusion of 4 days of drills involving the nation’s strategic nuclear forces, workouts which included one other missile follow launch — this time within the Barents Sea — and a ground-based intercontinental ballistic missile from the Plesetsk facility within the northwestern a part of Russia.
The expanded drills come amid growing rigidity with the West, and fewer than two months earlier than a nuclear treaty with the USA is ready to run out. The 2 nations have tentatively agreed to increase the New Strategic Arms Discount, or New START, Treaty.