Vladimir Putin test-fires Satan II warhead missile despite decrying nuclear war

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia November 18, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS Russia has test-fired its new nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile just days after the Kremlin insisted that using such weapons in Ukraine was out of the question. Col Gen Sergey Karakaev, the commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces, said at a military conference yesterday that Russia had recently successfully tested its Sarmat missile, also known as Satan II. Vladimir Putin tuned in by video link to watch Satan II take flight for the first time...