MOSCOW, October 26. /TASS/. All the objectives of the exercise of Russia’s strategic deterrence forces have been achieved in full and all the missiles have hit the designated targets, the Kremlin’s press office reported on Wednesday.
"The objectives envisaged in the process of the exercise of the strategic deterrence forces have been accomplished in full and all the missiles have hit the targets, confirming their designed characteristics," the Kremlin’s press office said on its website.
The Russian strategic deterrence forces test-launched a Yars intercontinental ballistic missile from the Plesetsk state testing spaceport in Russia’s north and a Sineva ballistic missile from the Barents Sea towards the Kura proving ground in Kamchatka in the country’s Far East. Also, Tu-95MS strategic missile-carrying bombers participating in the exercise launched airborne cruise missiles.
The strategic nuclear forces’ exercise checked the preparedness of military command centers and commanders’ skills to exercise command and control of the troops, the Kremlin press office reported.
The head of state got in contact with Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov via a video linkup from the Kremlin’s situation control center.
"Comrade supreme commander-in-chief, pursuant to the plan of the training of the Russian Armed Forces under your direction, an exercise of command and control of the Russian Armed Forces is being held to work out the tasks of delivering a massive nuclear strike by the strategic offensive forces in retaliation to an enemy nuclear strike," the defense chief said in his report, following which the chief of the General Staff reported to the Russian president.