While US President Joe Biden went to Kiev two days ago to meet with Zelensky, Russia allegedly conducted a test with a Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile.
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While US President Joe Biden traveled to Kiev last Monday to meet with Zelensky, Russia reportedly conducted Testing with an intercontinental ballistic missile Sarmat. The test will fail.
This was announced by CNN, citing US officials. It was reported that Moscow – we have read – informed Washington in advance of the missile launch, while another source stated Moscow’s operation did not pose a threat to the United States And that the United States did not consider it an anomaly or an escalation.
According to what was reported by the American Broadcasting Corporation, the Sarmat missile test – nicknamed in the West the Second Devil and capable of carrying various nuclear warheads – would have failed. The launch had already been successfully tested months ago, and according to US officials, if the operation two days ago had been successful, Russian President Vladimir Putin would certainly have highlighted it in his state of the nation address yesterday. The Kremlin chief, on the other hand, did not mention the launch, but announced that Russia would suspend its participation in the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with the United States.
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The timing of the test is not yet clear: CNN initially said it would take place While Biden was in UkraineBut one of the officials, who was later questioned, explained that in fact it was the launch of the Sarmat missile a few hours before the arrival of the US president in Kiev. In any case, Moscow was going to inform Washington in advance, confirming the existence of a communication channel between the two countries. The United States, in turn, informed the Russians on Sunday evening that the head of the White House would go to Kiev on an official visit the next day.
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