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MOSCOW, January 24. /TASS/. Russia’s defence sector no longer depends on Ukrainian-made components, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov said on Saturday.
“The Ukrainian problem is closed. We have no doubts that our plans will not be wrecked because of problems with supplies. We have found a way to secure ourselves. We have no dependence on supplies from Ukraine,” he told the RSN radio station.
Drop tests of the heavy ballistic missile Sarmat are planned for 2015, Yuri Borisov said.
“This year, we plan the so-called drop tests. I think we will the through with design and development work as scheduled,” he told the Ekho Moskvy radio station.
He said the Sarmat missile surpassed missiles of the previous generation. “Its destructive payload is up to ten tonnes,” he said.