Today, Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin received a report from Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the progress of training for strategic deterrence forces.
The Kremlin announced the conduct of exercises for land, sea and air strategic deterrence forces under the leadership of President Putin, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, during which intercontinental ballistic and cruise missiles were launched, including the missile ” Yars “from the Plesetsk Space Base, as well as the” Sineva “missile from the Barents Sea to Maidan Kura in Kamchatka.
The Tu-95MS long-range aircraft also took part in the missions, launching cruise missiles from the air.
During the exercises, the readiness of the military command and control bodies and the command and operations capabilities in organizing the execution of tasks and in the control of forces were examined.
The tasks included in the exercises of the strategic deterrence forces have been completed to the maximum and all missiles have accurately hit their targets, which confirms all their specific characteristics, according to the media Russians.
Interestingly, this is the second such tutorial questyear, as the first of these exercises took place on February 19, 5 days before the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
The United States announced Tuesday that Russia has informed it of routine nuclear exercises, a move that would reduce the risk of miscalculations amid growing fears that Moscow could use nuclear weapons. in Ukraine.
In a statement, the US State Department said that Russia has complied with the terms of the agreements that stipulate that the United States must be informed of test ICBMs and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
“This is a routine annual exercise conducted by Russia,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.
“While Russia is committed in unprovoked assaults and reckless nuclear threats, these notification measures ensure that the surprise factor is eliminated and the risk of miscalculations is minimized, ”said Price.
“The United States has been informed and as we have made clear in previously, this is a routine annual exercise conducted by Russia. So in this regard, Russia is complying with its arms control and transparency obligations by sending these notifications, “Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Patrick Ryder said. in a press conference.
Last week, US and Russian defense ministers held talks twice, in a connection that has rarely occurred amid mounting tensions since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine on February 24.
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