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Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:26 PM

Russia says it launched 2 ballistic missiles in the Arctic Ocean as part of combat training

Russia launched two ballistic missiles from nuclear-powered submarines in the Arctic Ocean and the Barents Sea on Saturday, according to a tweet from the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Described as a successful test launch, the missiles were part of combat training, the ministry said. Video of the missiles' launch was also shown in the tweet.

"Nuclear powered submarines Tula and Yuri Dolgoruky launch ballistic missiles Sineva and Bulava from Circumpolar region of the Arctic Ocean and the Barents Sea," the tweet read.

The ministry said that the launches confirmed the technical properties of the missiles and the performance of all missile systems on submarines.


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