Putin sends warning with planned ICBM test

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Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to the West as he oversaw a planned test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday — a move that comes as Russia renews its campaign to take eastern Ukraine.

The weapon will “provide food for thought to those who in the heat of frenzied aggressive rhetoric try to threaten our country,” Putin said in televised remarks. The Pentagon said Wednesday that the United States was properly notified of the test, which it said did not come as a surprise to Washington.
As fighting continues in war-torn Ukraine, Western leaders continue to pledge their support — including with symbolic actions. Numerous world leaders, including officials with the U.S. and Ukrainian governments, walked out of a Group of 20 meeting in Washington on Wednesday as Russia’s finance minister began to speak. The Pentagon also said it delivered four more flights carrying weapons for Ukraine in the last day, including artillery pieces, and has launched training sessions for Ukrainian troops on using them.
Amid yet another Russian ultimatum pushing for Ukrainian fighters to surrender, a top adviser to Ukraine’s president insisted — as the Wednesday deadline passed — that defenders in hard-hit Mariupol are “holding on.” A commander there told The Washington Post that his fighters were “dying underground” and were seeking a way out.

 

cigaretteman

HR King
May 29, 2001
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49,516
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Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to the West as he oversaw a planned test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday — a move that comes as Russia renews its campaign to take eastern Ukraine.

The weapon will “provide food for thought to those who in the heat of frenzied aggressive rhetoric try to threaten our country,” Putin said in televised remarks. The Pentagon said Wednesday that the United States was properly notified of the test, which it said did not come as a surprise to Washington.
As fighting continues in war-torn Ukraine, Western leaders continue to pledge their support — including with symbolic actions. Numerous world leaders, including officials with the U.S. and Ukrainian governments, walked out of a Group of 20 meeting in Washington on Wednesday as Russia’s finance minister began to speak. The Pentagon also said it delivered four more flights carrying weapons for Ukraine in the last day, including artillery pieces, and has launched training sessions for Ukrainian troops on using them.
Amid yet another Russian ultimatum pushing for Ukrainian fighters to surrender, a top adviser to Ukraine’s president insisted — as the Wednesday deadline passed — that defenders in hard-hit Mariupol are “holding on.” A commander there told The Washington Post that his fighters were “dying underground” and were seeking a way out.