Russia “successfully” test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
The missile was launched from the Kapustin Yar test site in Russia's southern Astrakhan region, a ministry statement said.
"The purpose of the launch was to test the advanced combat equipment of intercontinental ballistic missiles. This launch confirmed the correctness of the design and technical solutions used in the development of new strategic missile systems," it added.
According to the ministry, the missile hit the target at the Sary-Shagan training ground in Kazakhstan.