Russia tests surface-to-air missiles in military exercises: RIA

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 19, 2014 10:26 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday tested surface-to-air missiles during army exercises in the southern Russian province of Astrakhan, a defense ministry spokesman was quoted as saying, in a move to show its military might as fighting rages in neighboring Ukraine.

"Three armed regiments carried out test fires of S-400 'Triumph' and S-300 'Favorit' surface-to-air missiles," defense ministry spokesman Igor Klimov told the RIA state news agency.

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About 800 people and more than 200 pieces of hardware were involved in the exercises, he said.

(Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel)