Russia test fired massive nuclear-capable ballistic missile called Satan 2, among three others

Russia just carried out a test launch of its Satan 2 nuclear missile on Thursday, which is reportedly capable of wiping out an entire country with a single strike.

According to the country's defense ministry, the rocket, also called the RS-28 Sarmat, was fired roughly 500 miles north of Moscow from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome spaceport.

Officials said the missile covered 3,600 miles before hitting a target on the Kura test range, an intercontinental ballistic missile impact area in the Russian Far East.

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It was also believed to be capable of carrying 12 nuclear warheads and could annihilate an entire country in one strike. 

The Kremlin also said President Vladimir Putin was involved with the exercise and personally launched the rocket, in addition to test-launching three others himself, Reuters reported.

Russia has "carried out an exercise to manage its strategic forces," the defense ministry said in a statement. "All objectives of the training have been successfully completed."

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Earlier this month, the country also carried out exercises that involved intercontinental ballistic missile launchers.

And last month, Russia and Belarus conducted massive war games that were felt in several NATO countries, among those the Baltics and Poland.

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