Putin: Russia Successfully Tested Nuclear-Powered Missile

President Vladimir Putin has said Russia successfully completed the testing of a new nuclear-powered strategic missile and could revoke its ratification of a nuclear test ban treaty, raising fears that Moscow could resume nuclear testing for the first time in decades.

نویسنده: Sadaf Yarmal
9 Oct 2023
Putin: Russia Successfully Tested Nuclear-Powered Missile

Russia’s Vladimir Putin says Moscow had successfully conducted a test on a next-generation nuclear-powered missile.

He also declined to rule out that Russia might resume nuclear testing, which would be the first time in more than three decades.

In an appearance at the Valdai Forum in Sochi, the Russian leader spoke to analysts and journalists and announced that Russia had also almost completed work on its Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile system, which would also mark another key element of its new generation of nuclear weapons.

“From the moment the missile launch is detected, no matter where it comes from any point of the world’s oceans or from any territory in a retaliatory counter strike so many hundreds of our missiles appear in the air that not a single enemy will have a chance of survival in several directions at once”, Putin said.

While Russia has not conducted a nuclear weapons test in over three decades, Putin has not ruled out the possibility it could resume such testing.

He stressed that the U.S. had signed, but not ratified the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban treaty, despite the fact that Russia had both signed and ratified it.

Based on that, Putin said it would be possible for the Russian parliament to revoke its ratification, allowing for a nuclear weapons test.

Putin also reminded the world of Russia’s nuclear might, warning that any country that decides to use nuclear weapons against Russia, would see the launching of “hundreds” of missiles in response, giving the enemy little chance of survival.

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