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Russia launches new ICBM after suspending nuclear arms control treaty with U.S.

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2023
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The Kremlin says it has successfully test-launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile, striking a target at a firing range in Kazakhstan only weeks after Russia said it was suspending its observance of the New START accord, the last remaining nuclear arms control agreement with the U.S.

On Tuesday, a crew from the Russian military’s Strategic Missile Forces launched the ICBM from a test range in the country’s Astrakhan region in southern Russia. The purpose of the firing was to test the “advanced combat equipment” of the missile design.

“This launch made it possible...

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