Russia’s missile test on Putin’s birthday

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 68th birthday was on Wednesday. Russia has successfully tested a Sircon hypersonic cruise missile on his birthday.

The missile struck a target in the Barents Sea, a senior defense ministry commander said. A report by the news agency Reuters has given this information.

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In a video conference, Russian Army Chief of General Staff Valery Zerasimov told President Putin that the Sircon cruise missile was launched from the White Sea Admiral Gorshkov ship on Tuesday.

President Vladimir Putin praised the success of the missile test. He said it was an important event for the country. He also expressed hope that it would play a role in the security of the nation.

Gerasimov said the missile was capable of hitting a target at a distance of about 450 km in four and a half minutes.

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