Russia announces new “strategic” missile exercises

Russia announced Friday new exercises that start on Saturday and will involve “strategic forces”.

President Vladimir Putin to oversee exercises of Russian nuclear forces on Saturday involving the launch of ballistic and cruise missiles, the Interfax news the agency cited the defense ministry as on said.

The exercises are set take place at a time of rising tensions between Russia and the West. A Russian military buildup near Ukraine fueled fears that Moscow could attack son neighbor to the west. Russia denies everything plans.

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