Russia has successfully fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, Moscow’s Defence Ministry has said. The RS-12M Topol successfully hit its target at a range in Kazakhstan as tensions with North Korea’s crackpot despot Kim Jong-un threaten to boil over. The warhead test took place at the Kapustin Yar range in Russia’s southern Astrakhan Region. It could be a warning shot to Kim Jong-un as the test

comes just a day after his henchmen accused President Donald Trump of declaring war on North Korea. Officials said the test data would be used to develop prospective means of breaching “enemy” missile defenses for use in Russian ballistic missiles. “The goal of the launch was to test advanced ballistic missile warheads.” According to the ministry, data on the Topol launch will be used to develop advanced anti-missile defense penetration aids. READ MORE