Russia tests intercontinental ballistic missile 

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Russia successfully performed an intercontinental ballistic missile test on Tuesday, according to the country’s Defense Ministry.

The missile was launched from a mobile launcher in Kapustin Yar, southern Russia, and successfully hit its target in Kazakhstan’s Sary Shagan testing range, which Moscow has leased.

“The launch has allowed us to confirm the correctness of technical solutions used during the development of new strategic missile systems,” said the MOD in a statement. It went on to say that the test’s objectives had been “fully met.”

The launch occurred while ties between Russia and NATO remain highly tight because to Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine.

Moscow suspended the New START accord with the US in February, which limited the quantity of nuclear warheads and the means of delivery. Both governments have accused each other of breaking the deal reached by then-Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama in 2010.