Putin oversees Russian nuclear deterrence force training exercise

Russian President Vladimir Putin oversees the training of Moscow’s strategic deterrence forces, troops responsible for responding to threats of nuclear war, the Kremlin says.

“Under the leadership of… Vladimir Putin, a training session was held with ground, sea and air strategic deterrence forces, during which practical launches of ballistic and cruise missiles took place,” the Kremlin says aid in a statement.

State television shows Putin overseeing the drills from a control room.

The drills included launching test missiles from the Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East and from the waters of the Barents Sea in the Arctic.

The exercises also involved Tu-95 long-rage aircraft, the statement says.

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