Agence France-PresseApril 15, 2014 14:37
Russia test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) as tensions over Ukraine escalated, the Pentagon confirmed on Tuesday.
Russia informed US authorities of the test prior to the launch on Monday, in keeping with an existing weapons treaty, Pentagon spokesman colonel Steven Warren said.
"I can confirm that the Russians test-fired an ICBM yesterday," Warren said.
"The launch was a previously notified and routine test launch of an ICBM. Notifications were conducted as required under the new START treaty," Warren added.