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Russia Test-launches Missiles for Its Moscow Defense System

It comes as military tensions between Moscow and Ukraine escalate

Russia test-launches missiles for its Moscow defense system
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Russian military released footage on Saturday of a test-launch of a modern air-defense system used to protect the air space over Moscow.

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The launch was held at Sary-Shagan military grounds in Kazakhstan and according to the ministry's information all the missiles hit targets with precision.

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It comes as military tensions between Moscow and Ukraine escalate. Ukraine on Friday banned Russian men of combat age from entering the country, a move introduced under martial law after Russia fired on and captured three Ukrainian naval ships off Crimea last weekend.

Russia test-launches missiles for its Moscow defense system

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