Unannounced test of strategic nuclear weapons readiness starts in Russia

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Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) have begun an unannounced test of its nuclear weapons near the central Russian city Yoshkar-Ola, the SMF’s press center said Wednesday.

“The Committee of the Command of Strategic Missile Forces is conducting an unannounced test of the condition and security provisions of nuclear weapons in the Yoshkar-Ola Missile Unit,” the SMF’s press service said in a statement.

The Yoshkar-Ola missile unit is armed with the Topol intercontinental nuclear-capable ballistic missile complex.

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