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Russia Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM in Warning to U.S. Allies

  • Putin says weapon will defend Russia against outside threat
  • Kremlin has raised specter of nuclear escalation over conflict
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WATCH: Russia’s Defense Ministry said it successfully performed the first test of a new intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday.Source: Bloomberg

Russia said it test fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, a move President Vladimir Putin said would give the U.S. and its allies something to think about.

It almost certainly ups the ante almost two months since Russia invaded Ukraine and it comes at a delicate moment in the conflict as its forces step up their offensive in the eastern Donbas region.