Russia on Wednesday (04.20.2022) test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, which was launched from the Plesetsk cosmotrome and hit the Kura mountain range on the Kamchatka Peninsula, about 6,000 kilometers away. The Defense Ministry’s report underscores that it is “the most powerful long-range missile in the world.”
The release was broadcast on public television and was chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who in his speech took the opportunity to warn those who “try to intimidate” his country, emphasizing that Sarmat is “capable of overcoming everything.” Anti-missile defense systems “.
Sarmat is a sophisticated weapon that “guarantees Russia’s protection from foreign threats and makes those who try to threaten our country in the uncontrolled cycle of aggressive rhetoric think twice at a time,” he said. Sanctions imposed by the West in Ukraine and from the beginning of the conflict.
The RS-20B Voevoda, the world’s most powerful missile classified by NATO as the SS-18 or Satan, will be modified and, once the test program is completed, will be put into service with Russian strategic forces in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia. 11,000 kilometers. “There are no analogies in the world and will not have them for long. In fact, it is a unique weapon that will strengthen the military capabilities of our armed forces,” Putin said.
The leader, who could not meet the intentions set by the military for the invasion of Ukraine, insisted that only “domestically made assemblies, components and parts were used” in the 200-tonne Sarmat product. International sanctions restrict Russia’s access to materials for missiles attacking neighboring countries.
The Russian leader delivered a speech on March 2, 2018, shortly before his re-election, during a controversial speech on the state of the country. He warned the West that the missile had “almost unlimited range” capable of hitting targets “across the North and South Poles”, so the US anti-missile system would “do nothing”.
The Pentagon, meanwhile, has said that Russia’s response to Washington’s assertion that the United States considers this a “routine” test is not a “threat.”
DZC (EFE, AFP)
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