Days After Summit, Russia Announced New Missile, Laser Tests

Days After Summit, Russia Announced New Missile, Laser Tests

Days After Summit, Russia Announced New Missile, Laser Tests

But Thursday's announcements came as Putin stressed the need for talks with Washington on nuclear arms control treaties, after his summit this week with President Donald Trump.

Russia is reportedly testing a range of new nuclear weapons and other military hardware including a high-powered laser, just days after the Russian President Vladimir Putin met with President TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made "verbal agreements" with Putin MORE for a one-on-one summit in Finland.

Russia's next-generation nuclear-powered cruise missiles are capable of hitting targets throughout the United States.


"The program of the system's pop-up tests has been completed with the positive results", the Ministry said, "which makes it possible to switch to preparations for the flight trials of the Sarmat missile complex". With the 1,860-mile unfueled range of the MiG-31BM, the Kinzhal would have intercontinental strike capability.

Both Trump and Putin have said they discussed the future of nuclear treaties between the United States and Russian Federation, though the specifics of their conversation remain known only to them.

"I reassured President Trump that Russian Federation stands ready to extend this treaty, to prolong it, but we have to agree on the specifics at first because we have some questions to our American partners", Putin told Chris Wallace in an interview on Fox News.

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