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March 2, 2024 (EIRNS)—The Russian Defense Ministry reported on March 1 that they had successfully test launched a Yars ICBM from the Plesetsk spaceport. The Yars is a “mobile solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile, equipped with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle warheads,” the Defense Ministry stated, noting that the test had been successful. According to TASS, the Pentagon confirmed that they had been notified in advance by Russian authorities. “Russia did notify the U.S. via the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center. We will continue to monitor the situation,” the official said.

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