Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that the exercise of managing Russia's strategic nuclear forces was held on Wednesday under the supervision of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Iran PressEurope: The Russian military on Wednesday conducted sweeping drills of its strategic nuclear forces that featured several practice missile launches.

The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the maneuvers included the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Karelia nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea.

As part of the drills, a ground-based intercontinental ballistic missile was also launched from the Plesetsk facility in northwestern Russia and Tu-160 and Tu-95 strategic bombers fired cruise missiles at test targets.

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated: "All tasks related to the command and control of the Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces were successfully completed during the exercise." 219