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Russia tests nuclear-capable missile, Putin says enemies will have to 'think twice'

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Presidente russo acompanha por vídeo o lançamento: teste ocorre no momento em que as tropas russas intensificam os ataques ao leste da Ucrânia

Russian president follows the launch by video: test takes place at the moment when Russian troops intensify attacks on eastern Ukraine| Photo: EFE/EPA/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/KREMLIN

Russia tested this Wednesday (13) a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile, an action that President Vladimir Putin highlighted could make Moscow’s enemies “think twice”, just as Russian troops intensify their attacks on eastern Ukraine.

Second According to state agency Sputnik, the fixed-base intercontinental ballistic missile Sarmat was fired from the Arkhangelsk region, northwest Russia, and “the launch objectives were fully achieved”, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense.

“At calculated characteristics were confirmed at all stages of your flight. The training warheads have arrived at the programmed area in the Kura polygon on the Kamchatka Peninsula,” the folder added.

Each missile can carry up to 10 nuclear warheads. Putin had announced the development of Sarmat in 2018, and the decision to test it now seems to be a message to Ukraine and the countries that have been helping Kiev with arms shipments.

Via videoconference, Putin praised the test and said that Sarmat “has no analogues in the world, and no will have for a long time.”

“This truly unique weapon will strengthen the combat capabilities of our armed forces, reliably guarantee Russia’s security from external threats, and force those who in the heat of frantic and aggressive rhetoric are trying to think twice. threaten our country”, said the Russian president.

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