Exercises in Russia's North: Topol Ballistic Missile Launched Successfully

An exercise launch of a Topol ballistic missile has been successfully carried out from the Plesetsk launching site in the Arkhangelsk region (North European part of Russia).

According to the Space Forces press service, the launching was made in the interests of the Russian Defence Ministry.

The space troops, by means of systems of missile attack warning and space control and their own ground command and measuring system, watched the launching itself and traced all the stages of the Topol's flight, the press service pointed out.

Prior to the launching, the missile was on combat duty in the troops for eighteen years.