Putin’s 3,000 die-hard troops launch nuke drills testing Yars missile as Kremlin threatens ‘legitimate’ Western target

March 31, 2023

The drills involve both the Novosibirsk and Omsk Missile Corps equipped with the Yars strategic intercontinental ballistic system. A statement from the ministry added: "A commission of the strategic missile forces’ command will assess cohesion among the personnel as they fulfill their tasks." The RS-24 Yars - a modification of the Topol-M missile - is Russia’s strategic missile system armed with a solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile. What is the RS-24 Yars missile? The RS-24 Yars is an improvement over its predecessor, the Topol-M missile, and is designed to replace it in the Russian military's strategic missile forces.