Russia has successfully test-fired a Strategic Thermonuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missile that hit a mock target 6.000 km’s away. The RS-24 Yars Missile was fired from Arkhangelsk and hit its target at a military range in Kura.
The main purpose of the launch is to confirm the liability of rockets of the same class. The warheads reached their target in Kamchatka. The thermonuclear armed missile has a 12.000 km range, while carrying 3 to 6 warheads and was first tested in 2007.
The solid fuel rocket is an upgraded version of the Topol-M missile and could both be launched from the ground as from a vehicle. The high-profile test came days before the start of Russia’s major Zapad 2017 military exercises held Belarus and Kaliningrad.
NATO blames Russia for not being clear about the details of the War Games. The would involve almost 13.000 troops, but Lithuania claims that the drills have already begun and feature as many as 100.000 soldiers.
NATO has been massing troops and equipment along Russia’s border since 2014. After the Berlin Wall came down in 1991, NATO and Moscow agreed to dissolve the Warsaw Pact defensive lines, under the condition that the West would not deploy their military in the former Soviet satellite states.
Now NATO has invaded all former Soviet satellite states and deployed thousands of troops along Russia’s border with those East European countries. So much for making a deal with the capitalist USA.
Now the world is at the brink of a Nuclear World War 3, while the western media describes Russia as the instigator compromising EU security.
Press TV / AA Magnum Analyst Blog Site News 2017.