Russia has notified the United States about the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Kapustin Yar firing range.
This was in the Astrakhan region, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Wednesday.
The Russian Defense Ministry has said that the country’s Strategic Missile Forces successfully test-fired an ICBM on Tuesday from the Kapustin Yar firing range to test the advanced payloads of these missiles. “Yes, all notifications of ICBM and ballistic missile launches from submarines are sent [to the US] as usual,” Ryabkov told reporters.
The bilateral agreement between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. requires each nation to notify the other party, “no less than twenty-four hours in advance, of the planned date, launch area, and area of impact for any launch of a strategic ballistic missile.” The treaty entered into force on May 31, 1988.