The President of Russia Vladimir Putin had took part in the training on management of strategic nuclear forces, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on Friday, October 27. His words RIA Novosti reported.
“During the exercise simulated an interaction of the strategic missile forces, nuclear submarines of Northern and Pacific fleets, long-range aircraft VKS Russia”, — said the representative of the Kremlin.
Peskov added that the President fired the trigger four ballistic missiles.
The Ministry of defence said that the training involved the long-range aviation aircraft Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 bombers, which took off from the base airfields Ukrainian, Engels, Shaykovka and carried out launches of cruise missiles air-launched against ground targets on the Kura polygon (Kamchatka), Pemba (Komi Republic) and Terekty (Kazakhstan), writes TASS. The office noted that training was in accordance with the plan of preparation of Armed forces of Russia.
September 18, Putin inspected the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West-2017” on the ground Luga in the Leningrad region. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told the President that the maneuvers of Russian troops see 95 foreign participants from 50 countries.
On 7 February, the Russian leader announced a sudden check the combat readiness of aerospace forces. Sands then explained that a sudden inspection of the well established and will continue.