President Vladimir Putin has frequently criticized the United States in recent years, but notably after he initiated an unjustified conflict with his neighbors. The leader is enraged at the US for providing assistance to Ukraine in their struggle to prevent his nation from annexing their land. The autocratic ruler recently conducted a missile launch intended to make a statement to America.
According to a CNBC report from the Russian Defense Ministry, the frigate Admiral Gorshkov practiced firing hypersonic missiles in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, January 25. The purpose of the test was especially to evaluate the Zircon hypersonic missile of the nation. The Russian president has boasted in the past that his missiles can reach targets up to 620 miles away and travel at a speed nine times faster than the speed of sound. That is roughly the distance between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, Georgia, to put it into perspective.
The Russia Defense Ministry announced today that one of their frigates tested the strike capabilities of the Zircon hypersonic missile in the western Atlantic Ocean using a “computer simulation.” https://t.co/x4sQVxlXd7— Security Assistance Monitor (@SAMonitorOrg) January 25, 2023
According to a report from 2019, the missile could strike naval or ground targets. Additionally, a ship or submarine may launch it.
The missile test, according to the Russian defense ministry, was to hit a target more than 559 miles away in the Atlantic Ocean.
In recent days, the level of animosity between the US and Russia has increased significantly. President Joe Biden’s decision to permit the Pentagon to send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine is partially to blame for this. The US has been charged with exploiting Ukraine to wage a proxy war against Russia, according to Putin’s administration.