Russia's military carried out its second test of a new intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, which according to the Russian Ministry of Defense could reach any destination in the world, according to Russian officials.
The Russian military carried out the test of the Sarmat missile system at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, a spaceport in western Russia, while Russian intelligence agencies tweeted a video of the successful test.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier this month that the new Sarmat missile system would render any US missile defense system "useless". and warned the West that it "failed to keep Russia" in statements to legislators and political elites.
The Sarmat system is "powerful and modern and the defense systems will not be able to withstand it," Putin said in March.
"Missile defense will be pointless," he added.
The missile test follows charges that Russia formerly poisoned a former Russian spy on British soil A 1
Russia denied that it stood behind the attack, but the United Kingdom, the US and a number of European countries concluded that the poisoning was connected with Russia. This week, they were expelled from consulates in the US and the UK, closely followed by the mutual expulsion of American diplomats from Moscow and the United States. Englisch: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 263 & lang = en Closing a US Consulate in St. Petersberg
"With these steps, the US and our affiliates and partners have made Russia realize that its actions have consequences," White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said this week.