The Russian military successfully test-fired a new, nuclear-capable hypersonic missile which was announced by President Putin earlier this month.
Putin showed video graphic where nuclear missiles were raining down on the state of Florida in the United States.
The country’s defence ministry released video footage showing the missile detaching from a fighter jet and leaving a fiery trail behind it.
It said the intended target was hit.
On 1 March, Mr Putin described the Kinzhal missile – named after a type of dagger – as “an ideal weapon”.
He said it was part of a new stockpile of “invincible” weapons.
The Kinzhal is said to travel at 10 times the speed of sound and have a range of 2,000km (1,200 miles).
The defence ministry said the missile was launched from a MiG-31 jet that took off from an airfield in south-west Russia on Saturday.
“The launch went according to plan, the hypersonic missile hit its target,” the ministry said.
Mr Putin is widely expected to be re-elected as Russia’s president in a week’s time.
As part of his annual state of the nation speech on 1 March, Putin played a video graphic that appeared to show missiles raining down on the US state of Florida.
The US state department said this was not “the behavior of a responsible international player”.
With Putin’s election all but assured, his boldness is coming thru, from an attack on U.S. troops in Syria by Russian contractors, the unsafe buzzing of American aircraft in international airspace, the nerve gas attack on an ex-Russian spy in Britain…now showing graphic video of a nuclear attack on Florida.
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