(ConservativeInsider.org) – Western nations dubbed Russia’s Soviet-era Voyevoda missile “Satan” years ago, warning of its potential destruction. Now, Russia debuted a new weapon, called the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, which carries a nuclear payload. While it seems terrifying to some, the Pentagon does not see it as a “threat.”
On Wednesday, April 20, Russia completed its first launch of the new nuclear missile, sending the RS-28 Sarmat, now nicknamed “Satan 2” by NATO, just over 3,700 miles before hitting its target. Soon after, Russian President Vladimir Putin bragged about the weapon, saying it could evade “all modern means of anti-missile defense.” However, the Pentagon doesn’t seem worried.
The same day, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby held a press briefing where he emphasized the US government knew about the test ahead of time and it was “routine.” Geo World News shared a video of the launch:
🇷🇺#Russia conducted a test launch of an #ICBM (intercontinental missile) #Sarmat RS28 ( #Satan2). This missile is supposed to have one of the longest range in the world (18000 km) and carry 10 to 15 #nuclear charges (depending on their weight). #Nukes pic.twitter.com/VyCe63BhGD
— Geo World News (@GeoTienou) April 20, 2022
Despite the US government deeming the missile not a “threat” to the US or its allies at this time, it’s still a clear step forward in aggression for Russia. Putin clearly used this missile test as a show of strength as countries around the world continue to condemn his unprovoked war in Ukraine.
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