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Ukraine War Fears: Tensions escalate as Russia fires missiles in Black Sea exercise

Russian Cruise missile launched from onboard missile silo (Image: Getty Images)

Daily Express- RUSSIA has fired a barrage of cruise missiles in the Black Sea as Vladimir Putin defies Western pleas to de-escalate war fears with Ukraine.

In a series of short video clips, captured from the Russian frigate Admiral Essen, a missile can be seen being launched from one of the ship’s multiple missile silos. The video clips, released by the Kremlin’s propaganda outlet TASS, also flaunt the strengths of the new warship in an effort to display Russia’s military might.

Russia says the Caliber cruise missiles were fired as part of a joint military exercise in which over 20 other military vessels and around 50 warplanes were also involved.

A Russian military spokesman said: “A naval group comprising the frigates Admiral Makarov and Admiral Essen, missile corvettes Graivoron and Vyshny Volochyok, and also missile boats, small anti-submarine warfare ships and large amphibious assault ships, held an exercise to repel a notional enemy’s air attack weapons, using active radio-electronic interference.”

The spokesman added: “Three squadrons of the Southern Military District’s attack aircraft held drills to attain positions for an attack.”

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