On Vladimir Putin’s birthday, Russia is successfully testing hypersonic cruise missiles

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Vladimir Putin has pledged to increase Russia’s military presence in the Arctic. (File)

Moscow:

Russia successfully launched a Tsirkon (zircon) -type hypersonic cruise missile in the Barents Sea on Tuesday, a senior Russian commander Vladimir Putin said on the Russian leader’s 68th birthday.

Valery Gerasimov, chief of the army general staff, told Putin at a video conference that the test strike was carried out from the Admiral Gorshkov ship, which was in the White Sea.

Putin has promised to increase Russia’s military presence in the Arctic.

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