Russia attempts to test launch new ‘Satan II’ intercontinental ballistic missile but fails While Joe Biden was in Ukraine on Mondayaccording to the report.
Moscow is said to have tested a 200-ton Sarmat missile system. This missile system carries 12 nuclear warheads and can strike anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, the US president was meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday.
Russian officials have warned Washington that the launch is underway through so-called collision avoidance, US officials told CNN.
In a speech later in the day, Putin said that Russia Suspend Participation in New Start Nuclear Weapons Reduction Treaty.
Russia had previously tested ICBMs November last year. Military analysts say the westernmost base in Russia could reach London in just 13 minutes.
The Russian president has previously boasted that his new missile, officially called the Sarmat, would “take into account those who seek to threaten Russia”.
Biden was scheduled to meet with Eastern European leaders on Wednesday, a day after Russia vowed never to see victory in Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin to attend pro-war rally in Moscow
Vladimir Putin is likely to attend a pro-war rally in Moscow on Wednesday.
This is the third time he has attended a public rally in support of the Russian president’s invasion of Ukraine almost a year ago.
According to Russian media outlets, outdoor gatherings include musical performances and speeches.
Ukraine destroys Russian ammunition depot deep within enemy lines
Ukraine appears to have attacked a Russian ammunition depot in occupied Mariupol on Wednesday, with more than a dozen explosions reported in the early hours.
The southern port city is known to be out of range of the American-made Himars rocket launcher, which has a range of about 50 miles.
“Information about the night explosion in Mariupol. Data confirms that an occupier’s ammunition depot was destroyed near the airport,” the Mariupol city council posted on Telegram’s messaging app.
Ukraine has not yet officially taken responsibility for the apparent strike.
Ukraine has suffered at least 100,000 casualties in the past year
Western officials say Ukrainian forces have suffered at least 100,000 casualties since Russia invaded almost a year ago.
However, compared to the estimated 200,000 Russians who died or were injured in the war, far fewer Ukrainians died due to poor medical care.
“There is no getting away from the fact that Ukrainians are causing casualties at an unsustainable level for many countries,” said a Western official.
“However, the ratio of deaths to injuries in Ukraine is much lower than in Russia, at 1 death for every 3 wounded. The figure for Ukraine is 10-20 to 1.”
Biden to meet with Eastern European leaders
US President Joe Biden will meet with leaders of NATO’s eastern flank on Wednesday to express support for their security after Moscow suspends a landmark nuclear arms control treaty.
He meets the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and gathers the leaders of nine countries in Bucharest, the countries east of NATO that joined the Western military alliance after being ruled by Moscow during the Cold War.
Most countries are among the strongest supporters of military aid to Ukraine, with officials from countries within the group calling for additional resources such as air defense systems.
At the meeting, Biden plans to reaffirm his security commitments and discuss aid to Ukraine before returning to Washington.
Mr. Biden arrived in Warsaw late Monday after making a surprise visit to Kiev days before the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.