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The new Russian nuclear submarine launches an intercontinental missile for the first time

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 (Reuters / EP) –

The new Russian nuclear submarine has launched for the first time an intercontinental ballistic missile, which has reached the target set thousands of kilometers away, the Ministry of Defense reported on Wednesday.

The launch has taken place in the White Sea, where the submarine 'Knyaz Vladimir', of the Borei class, was located, from which the missile was fired. The projectile, a Bulava missile, has hit the Kamchatka region, at the eastern end of the country.

The new Russian nuclear submarine launches an intercontinental missile for the first time
The new Russian nuclear submarine launches an intercontinental missile for the first time

The submarine will be incorporated into the Russian North Fleet later this year, once it has completed the arms tests, explained the commander of this group, Alexander Moiseev, according to TASS news agency.

The last movements revive the debate about a possible arms race after the rupture of the Treaty on Nuclear Forces of Intermediate Rank (INF). The last major agreement between the powers of the cold war, the New START, which limits the number of nuclear warheads, expires in 2021.

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