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Russia begins strategic nuclear exercises overseen by Putin – RIA

Randy Mancini 15 Feb 19
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting outside Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia February 18, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

February 19, 2022

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Saturday ordered the start of strategic nuclear exercises involving launches of ballistic missiles, the RIA news agency cited the Kremlin as saying.

“Yes,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying when asked if the drills had begun.

(Reporting by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)