While the tests will entail an assessment of the nuclear storage facilities, fire safety and general hazard-containment conditions of the Yoshkar-Ola RVSN base, according to Yegorov servicemen will also be given a rudimentary test on nuclear arms operation.
The colonel also highlighted to journalists that the Yoshkar-Ola RVSN complex is equipped with Russia’s state-of-the-art Topol missile system, the intercontinental ballistic unit developed after the fall of the USSR to replace and reinforce Russia’s Soviet-age technology.
Near the end of last month general major of the RVSN Andrey Burbin told press that all missile facilities in Russia will be overhauled almost completely by 2020, with current technology being replaced by new generation alternatives in the form of either Topol or Yars.
In January Yegorov told press the RVSN would perform more than 100 ballistic missile tests by the end of 2015.
"We have again heard reproaches that Russia’s strategic aviation ostensibly performs flights closer and closer to the borders of NATO countries," the ministry said. "These allegations are totally ungrounded, and we have repeatedly proven this with facts to our foreign partners."
"Alexander Vershbow’s attempts to threated the world community with Russian nuclear weapons look inappropriate on the backdrop of NATO’s long-time practices to involve non-nuclear members of the bloc to performing ‘nuclear missions,’ i.e. to planning and drilling nuclear strikes, including delivering nuclear bombs to targets," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "For these ends, American nuclear weapons are being stored in Europe and NATO servicemen are training their uses. The latest such exercises, Steadfast Noon, were held last autumn in Italy."
"NATO’s leadership should better straighten this contradiction rather than to lay the blame on Russia, which has no nuclear weapons on others’ territories and unlike the United States keeps its reduced stockpiles of non-strategic nuclear arms in a non-deployed state," the ministry underscored.
Meanwhile, Russian media organisations say Su-30 and Su24 attack aircraft from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet — freshly based in Crimea peninsula which was seized from Ukraine early last year — yesterday practised “penetrating air-air-systems” against warships from the US and Turkey.
Unconfirmed reports suggest the aircraft succeeded in “paralysing” the complex Aegis anti-aircraft sensor and computer system. The fighter then made up to 12 attack runs over 90 minutes.
The code enforcement officer’s notes read like something out of a KGB report.
Staver said the city’s actions violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Florida Constitution, the Florida Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the federal Religious Land Uses and Institutionalized Persons Act.