Breaking News Alert: RUSSIA TEST-FIRES INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE – RIA CITES DEFENCE MINISTRY
Russia said it had successfully test-fired an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Tensions are already high over Putin sending Russian Troops to seize Ukraines Crimea peninsula. This action seems to add more anxiety to the mix.
The Strategic Rocket Forces launched an RS-12M Topol missile from the southerly Astrakhan region near the Caspian Sea and the dummy warhead hit its target at a proving ground in Kazakhstan, the state-run news agency RIA cited Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Yegorov as saying.
The move follows Russia’s decision to send troops into the eastern Ukraine region of Crimea, claiming the lives of ethnic Russians living there were threatened by the political disorder in Ukraine.