Russia conducts nuclear missile force drills

(MENAFN) As part of its strategic missile training on Wednesday, the Russian military stationed mobile launchers in Siberia to demonstrate its enormous nuclear capability in the midst of the conflict in Ukraine.

The Yars mobile missile launchers are going to move around three districts of Siberia as part of the exercises, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. According to the ministry, the movements would include steps to hide the deployment from outside satellites and other intelligence assets.

The Defense Ministry made no mention of any intentions for practice launches or the duration of the maneuvers. The Yars is an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead and an approximate 11,000-kilometer range (over 6,800 miles). It serves as the strategic missile force's skeleton.

In a video the Defense Ministry posted, huge trucks loaded with missiles can be seen leaving a facility to go on patrol. According to the government, the exercises are taking place in eastern Siberia and involve roughly 300 vehicles and 3,000 soldiers.



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