“This truly unique weapon will force all who are trying to threaten our country in the heat of frenzied, aggressive rhetoric to think twice.”
Pres. Putin on the launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.
apr 21, 2022
- Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) can travel long distances and often carry a nuclear war head. Russia has the largest nuclear arsenal in the entire world.
- Russia claims this system "could hit targets anywhere in the world and evade any existing and future antimissile defense systems." (WSJ)
- Why It Matters: As Russia continues to wage war in Ukraine, the costs continue to rise — not only in lives lost, but economically and politically for Pres. Putin. This missile launch is seen as both a potential advancement in Russia's military arsenal and also as a potential threat for use against Ukraine and other countries around the world.