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Russia's New Missile Wil Make Moscow's Enemies Think Twice - Putin

Russia's New Missile Wil Make Moscow's Enemies Think Twice - Putin

Russia successfully tested the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with President Vladimir Putin boasting the nuclear-capable projectile will make Moscow’s enemies “think twice”.

Putin was shown on television being told by the military the missile had been launched from Plesetsk in Russia’s northwest and hit targets in the Kamchatka peninsula in the far east on Wednesday. Putin told the army in televised remarks:

I congratulate you on the successful launch of the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile.

This truly unique weapon will strengthen the combat potential of our armed forces, reliably ensure the security of Russia from external threats, and make those who – in the heat of aggressive rhetoric – try to threaten our country think twice.

The new [missile] has the highest tactical and technical characteristics and is capable of overcoming all modern means of anti-missile defence. It has no analogues in the world and won’t have for a long time to come.

The head of the Russian state aerospace agency called the launch in northern Russia “a present to NATO”.

The Sarmat is a new heavy ICBM that Russia is expected to deploy with 10 or more warheads on each missile, according to the United States Congressional Research Service.

It has been under development for years and so its test launch is not a surprise for the West, but it comes at a moment of extreme geopolitical tension over Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of Russia’s National Defence magazine, told RIA news agency it was a signal to the West that Moscow was capable of meting out “crushing retribution that will put an end to the history of any country that has encroached on the security of Russia and its people”.

US Department of Defense Spokesman John Kirby said Moscow “properly notified” Washington of the test following its obligations under the 2011 New START treaty, which placed limits on the two countries’ nuclear weapons, 

Kirby added that they were not surprised by the testing which he said was routine. He added that they remain “focused on Russia’s unlawful and unprovoked aggression against Ukraine.”

Douglas Barrie, a senior fellow for military aerospace at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said:

a). the launch was an important milestone after years of delays caused by funding issues and design challenges.

b). more tests would be needed before Russia could actually deploy it in place of ageing SS-18 and SS-19 missiles that were “well past their sell-by date”.

c). the Sarmat’s ability to carry 10 or more warheads and decoys, and Russia’s option of firing it over either of the Earth’s poles, posed a challenge to ground and satellite-based radar and tracking systems – “this complicates where you’ve got to look”.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon said on March 2 it postponed a test of its own Minuteman III ICBM to avoid escalating tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Launching the Ukraine invasion on February 24, Putin made a pointed reference to Russia’s nuclear forces and warned the West any attempt to get in its way “will lead you to such consequences that you have never encountered in your history”.

Days later, he ordered Russia’s nuclear forces to be put on high alert.

“The prospect of nuclear conflict, once unthinkable, is now back within the realm of possibility,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said last month.

More: Al Jazeera

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36 Comments

YELLOW CARD 3 months ago

Russia fooling itself,, their weapon is no surprise to the Americans this shows America has every necessary infor about their enemies camp.


aiwa ka 3 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂hoo? Inga mune belief

Zimbabwean 3 months ago

American f-o-o-ls, now you meet your challenger,mozvimamira ikozvino, Russia is different from, Syria, Iran and Libia where you split the blood of innocent pipo


Putin 3 months ago

Pamberi neRassia pasi be America


Rus putin 3 months ago

Famba nebhora mufanomi, u remember my works, fear no man America is just but a barking dog vakutokuona kuti even netuma sanctions twavo Zimbabwe ikukusupporta chero ichishandisa mabond


Chawabvunza 3 months ago

The whole world, including United States of America, knows that Russia is the most lethally nuclear equipped. United States of America, China and North Korea joins Russia in the same league. They may differ on the war heads their missiles carry.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ]


sgwe 3 months ago

the russians are so thirsty for blood, evil(russia) will never triumph.


Machiavelli 3 months ago

Like dictators in some Banana Republic we know, Putin sees enemies in every shadow. Like all other totalitarian demagogues he always wants to show off power and threaten, threaten, threaten...
One day... comeuppance...


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sugar boy 3 months ago

ma ZANU-MBWA.ndiwo anotsigira zvakapusa kudai.


Zelensky 3 months ago

Putin be warned your days are numbered very soon you will captured and arraigned to ICC. You are not the first fool to exhibit barbaric behaviour .And continue dreaming if you test your useless weapons and you think you will defeat EU


passion 3 months ago

nhai hako.......vanhu vakaenda Russia kuno trainer....America is a bully

aiwa ka 3 months ago

uyuwo uyu😂. Kuto Supporter America iyo Russia yaiTrainer varwi veChimurenga. Wakapusa

zim 3 months ago

rova munhu Putin. vaifungaa vakangwara. zvaiwana nwasati. rovaaaaa


no HOpe for you 3 months ago

handizivi kuti vanhu vanosupporter america vakamirasei panjere chaipo.


Machiavelli 3 months ago

I guess you find it right and proper for Russia to invade Ukraine simply because Ukraine wants freedom to choose her friends?

hapana Apa 3 months ago

hayiwavo ukuvhundutsa vanhu


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 months ago

Basop you Western Countries, i stand with Putin on this one coz Africa needs needs new world leaders who wont sanction people for taking back their land. tichamama tese better kuite world war tiparadzane tese kutange a new set of human kind who know no sin, i mean vaya vanofamba vasina kupfeka vasingazive chinonzi nude...


Kule 3 months ago

Sick mind which is a result of failure in life.

Machiavelli 3 months ago

Very warped reasoning @Jah. Smoking too much weed

Imwe Mbeu 3 months ago

But kuti varoyi havana simba guys. Tingadai tichitovaReCruiter kuArmy


Vusumuzi Bhebhe 3 months ago

Zimbos wake up.what is happening in Ukraine will not end there,one day you'll wake up crying like them.


Hitler 3 months ago

Mazogara icho chinhu chinonzi ballistic missile ne nuclear warhead hachina kuchipa remember HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI. WHY IS NATO REFUSING TO ENTER THE WAR, ACTUALLY THY KNOW PUTIN WILL USE THE NUCLEAR AND ABOVE ALL RUSSIA HAS MORE NUCLEAR THAN AMERICA


CCC 3 months ago

After all Putin ishiri inozongofa at the end. Putin can not win that war against the world, never!!! Let him continue with that aggressive behaviour, but in the ultimate he will be humiliated by the western part.


⚽⚽ 3 months ago

@CCC
You're right I strongly believe Putin is given a false weakness of Ukraine' s strength inorder to share his strength by Americans .
He is in danger Putin ,

Zuze 3 months ago

So ate you telling me that 151 governments the United Nations Assembly who voted to condemn Russia were wrong and the 4 that supported Russia were right?

If@Boss tintin had a vote that would make it 6 against 151. MINORITY RULE hanti?

boss tin tin 3 months ago

Putin is right to invade Ukraine above all it is a military operation to denazify Ukraine , Ukraine is used by the West to cause confusion in Russia manje America yakaura it back fired

boss tin tin 3 months ago

Russia will win


Zuze 3 months ago

Zvakanakai godobori @tintin.
Zvekushopera zvakabuda mu fashion kare kare.

3 months ago


politics 3 months ago

In as much as we want Ukraine to have freedom of choice, she should also consider that her friend of choosing is the number one enemy of your neighbor. Putting America on your backyard is the biggest and most **** move Ukraine has done. Because sooner or later America was going to attack Russia. Russia is just looking out for herself.


politics 3 months ago

Is stu-pid a vulgar word?

𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙯𝙖 3 months ago

𝙎𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙞𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚...𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙙 𝙘𝙪𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙙𝙜𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙖𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙛𝙡𝙖𝙪𝙣𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙨


Mambo 3 months ago

Russia Chirangamapenzi America yakajaira kungonzi ndivo giant heee vachiuraya vanhu vakawanda stereki ngavaite ka uyo Putin zvavakaita pana Gaddafi vaone mahorror


muchangani 3 months ago

supporting what is done by russia hazvina know siyana nokusapota kuuraiwa kwehama dzedu pasouth africa apo . ngavaurayane ivo mapresidents not to kill civilians


nzunzu 3 months ago

toona kunowira tsvimbo nedohwe


sparta 3 months ago

Respect Putin keep up the good work.....



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