Strategic exercises began in Russia, on Saturday, using intercontinental ballistic and cruise missiles, Led by President Vladimir Putin, the commander-in-chief of the country’s armed forces.
The pre-scheduled exercises are scheduled to include the participation of the Air Force, the Southern Military District, the Strategic Missile Forces, the Northern Fleet, and the Black Sea Fleet.
All the missiles hit the designated targets, the Kremlin said in a statement, emphasizing their characteristics.
The main objective was to test the readiness of the forces of strategic deterrence and the reliability of the weapons of the nuclear and non-nuclear powers. In addition to preparing the military command bodies, the Russian army examined the launch crews, as well as the statuses of the crews of warships and strategic missile carriers.
The Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, explained that the goal was to “exercise the actions of strategic offensive forces to inflict a guaranteed defeat of the enemy,” according to the Defense Ministry. .
The foundation added that the maneuvers were divided into two phases, which include training in military operations using potentially high-risk weapons and the extensive use of strategic offensive forces in a retaliatory attack.
Putin led the exercises from his command post in the Kremlin, and watched them unfold alongside Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. According to his spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Friday, maneuvers of this kind, including training launches, are impossible without the presence of the head of state.
You know the famous black bag, the red button [nuclear] and so on and so on. Exactly how you will participate is not public information, the spokesperson said. At the same time, Peskov stressed that the scheduled exercises are transparent and should not cause concern.
Video: Russia tests its ballistic missiles
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