"The test was carried out at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, [a] spaceport in the west of Russian Federation".
Russian Federation has conducted a second drop test of its latest heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Defence Ministry said on Friday.
Sarmat is meant to replace the Soviet-designed Voyevoda, the world's heaviest ICBM known as "Satan" in the West. "He added that Sarmat also carries a bigger number of nuclear warheads, which are more powerful than the ones on Satan".
President Vladimir Putin said during his annual speech in parliament earlier this month that Russian Federation had begun the active phase of Sarmat testing. In response, the Kremlin announced it would expel 60 American diplomats and close the us consulate in St. Petersburg, Fox News reported.
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The ICBM test also simultaneously comes during a time when North Korea - which previous year test-fired missiles it claimed would be able to hit the United States - is taking center stage in world diplomacy is what is perceived as an effort to achieve denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
He also had said the new missiles would make any North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense "completely useless" and are "invincible".
A defense source told Russia's state news agency on Thursday that the missile will enter service by 2021, with serial production beginning in 2020.
"Russia remained and remains the largest nuclear power". Putin also said that other nuclear cruise missiles would have "unlimited" range, as well.
Putin has since said he does not want an arms race. Amid this chaos, Trump still congratulated Putin on his election win. Russian Federation abandoned talks over the new missile defense system in November that year after they accused the USA of refusing to guarantee that the defense system will not be used against Russian Federation.