May 21, 2014
Russia today carried out a successful test-launch of an
intercontinental ballistic missile, news agencies reported citing the
defence ministry, amid a standoff between Moscow and the West over
Interfax and ITAR-TASS quoted the defence ministry as saying a
successful test of the RS-12M Topol ICBM had been carried out from
Russia’s Kapustin Yar rocket launch site near the Caspian Sea at 2238
IST (1708 GMT).
The missile hit its target in the Sary Shagan ballistic missile test range that Russia leases in Kazakhstan, it said.
“The purpose of the launch was to test a prospective warhead of
intercontinental ballistic missiles,” Interfax quoted defence ministry
spokesman Igor Yegorov as saying, without providing further details.
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