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 Russia Hastily Tested All Three Kinds of Its Nuclear Weapons – European Media

Russia has over 72 hours tested its entire nuclear triad consisting of strategic bombers; submarines, and ICBM.

Censor.NET writes about it citing BarentsObserver, whose profile is Russian-Norvegion relations.

The test area covered a territory from the Atlantic to the Kamchatka Peninsula with the epicenter in the Barents Sea region.

Russian nuclear triad includes silo-based Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile, Tu-95 strategic bombers, and submarine based ballistic missiles (SLBM). At 09:20 a.m. (Moscow time) on Saturday, a silo-based Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Plesetsk in Arkhangelsk Oblast.

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The Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation confirmed the launch, stating that a few minutes later the dummy nuclear warhead hit its target on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's far eastern corner. The Ministry adds that the Topol-M missile has an "extremely high accuracy of target destruction." The distance from Plesetsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky exceeds 6000 km, which is only a thousand kilomeeters less than the distance to New York City.

European media have reported numerous cases of intrusion of Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers into Atlantic flight zone, in particular over Norway, Britain and Portugal. NATO countries had to scramble fighters to intercept the bombers, which did not maintain radio contact.

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Barents Observer published the NATO statement that unapproved flights of Russian bombers pose a risk to civilian air traffic.

Тhe third arm of Russia's nuclear triad, the submarine based ballistic missiles (SLBM), were tested on Wednesday, when "Yury Dolgoruky" launhced a Bulava missile from submerged position in the Barents Sea. The launch was also confirmed by the Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation. In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin has publicly advised the West "not to put pressure on Russia" and reminded about the presence of nuclear weapons in Russia.

Earlier Censor.NET wrote that Russia plans to move nuclear weapons into Crimea.

 
 
 
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