Russian President Vladimir Putin test-launched his “invincible” intercontinental ballistic missile this week, sending a clear message to the United States and its allies as tensions reach levels unseen since the end of the Cold War.
The Russian Defense Ministry released a video of the launch of its “Satan 2” nuclear-capable missile earlier Friday, praising the successful test as stark proof of the Kremlin’s massive “arsenal” as the diplomatic fallout between Russia and NATO allies continues.
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“No defense systems will be able to withstand it,” Putin said earlier this month. “No one has listened to us. You listen to us now.”
“No one in the world has anything like (this weapon),” he added. “It may appear someday, but by that time we will develop something new.”