The Russian President watched from the Defence Ministry’s control room as the country’s military test-fired an Avangard missile system.

He said “it heads to target like a meteorite, like a fireball”.

Members of the Russian government say that is part of program to protect the national sovereignty of the Russian Federation.

“The new Avangard missile system is invincible for today’s and future air defence systems and missile defence systems. This is a big success and a big victory” – Putin said.

Such weapon can fly in the atmosphere at a speed exceeding the speed of sound in 20 times.

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