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Putin authorises launch of four nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

3 ballistic missiles were fired from nuclear submarines and 1 from a launchpad in Russia's northwest: Defence Ministry

AP/PTI  |  Moscow 

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The says has taken part in and personally launched as part of the exercises.

Russian news agencies quoted Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday as saying that Putin participated in yesterday's training, which was aimed at testing Russia's strategic nuclear arsenal.

The Defence Ministry said yesterday that three ballistic missiles were fired from nuclear submarines and one from a launchpad in Russia's northwest as part of the drills.

Earlier this month, Russia conducted exercises involving intercontinental ballistic missile launchers.

The manoeuvres follow massive war games conducted last month by Russia and Belarus that caused jitters in some NATO countries, including Poland and the Baltics.

First Published: Fri, October 27 2017. 16:04 IST
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