Putin oversees drill of Russian strategic deterrence forces

2022-10-27 08:21:07Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday supervised a military exercise of the country's strategic deterrence forces via video link in the Kremlin.

A Yars intercontinental ballistic missile and a Sineva ballistic missile were launched from the Plesetsk state test cosmodrome and the Barents Sea, respectively, towards the Kura missile test range in the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers also fired cruise missiles during the mission, it added.

The tasks of the exercise were completed in full and all the missiles hit their targets, according to the Kremlin.

The combat readiness of the Russian strategic deterrence forces was checked in the drill, it said.


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