MOSCOW, ($1=77.44 Russian Rubles) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun exercises of strategic deterrence forces with ballistic missile launches, said the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
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The President of Russia together with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko are watching training launches of ballistic missiles from the situation center, RIA Novosti reports.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the exercises are planned. The maneuvers involve the forces and means of the Supreme Court of Cassation, the Southern Military District, the Strategic Missile Forces, the Northern and Black Sea Fleets.
It is emphasized that the exercises of the Strategic Deterrence Forces were planned earlier to check the readiness of the military command bodies, launching combat crews, warship crews, and strategic missile carriers to perform the assigned tasks, as well as the reliability of the strategic weapons. nuclear and non-nuclear forces.
We recall that in December the General Staff announced that over 95% of the strategic nuclear launchers were capable of combat.
“More than 95% of the launchers in the ground strategic nuclear forces are kept in constant readiness for combat use,” said in December 2021 the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov
According to Gerasimov, the rearmament of the Yars complexes continues at the Strategic Rocket Forces, and the next launchers of the Avangard missile system are being prepared for combat use.
“Soon, another nuclear submarine with Bulava ballistic missiles will be introduced into the combat staff of the Naval Strategic Nuclear Forces,” said Valery Gerasimov, chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
He added that now “the modernization of the strategic missile carriers of the Aviation Strategic Nuclear Forces continues, ensuring their use of modern high-precision missiles with a long-range.”
“In general, the state of the Russian nuclear triad provides a solution to the problem of deterrence. At the same time, the development of the Strategic Nuclear Forces is being carried out in strict accordance with the international obligations set out in the Treaty on Measures to Further Reduce and Reduce Strategic Attack Weapons (START-3),” the Chief of General Staff said.
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