Putin says he approved plan to shoot down plane in 2014

The ministry said the "launch was conducted normally" and the missile hit its target.

The Russian Defense Ministry has released what it described as footage of the Kinzhal launch.

The Kinzhal system is intended for destruction of surface and waterborne targets. "The air staff has been trained in full scope day and night in various weather conditions", the ministry said.

The Defense Ministry said in Sunday's statement that the test launch proved the missile's capability.

Russian Federation has launched a powerful new missile.

According to an interview featured as part of a two-hour documentary entitled Putin, the president received a phone call from security officers dealing with the Sochi Olympics, saying that a bomb threat had been made from a flight that left Ukraine toward Turkey just before the Winter Games' opening ceremony on February 7, 2014. "Secondly, we don't have this quantity of tools", he said.His remarks about Russian Federation not having the ability to affect or interfere with USA elections came just a few days after he announced that his country had developed a new type of nuclear weapon. "They do no impact any need on our side for a change in our deterrent posture, which would be certainly an indication I registered this assessment with something that was changing".

Putin said of the people listed in Mueller's indictment. And let me be very clear on those: "North Korea and Iran". "It doesn't change anything other than how much money do they want to spend on something that does not change at all the strategic balance", he said. "It does not change anything". He also suggested that there must have existed some manipulation from Russian Jews during the United States elections 2016. If Russia ever attacked the United States, it would be met with overwhelming force, said the source.

Earlier this month Putin unveiled his nation's next generation of nuclear weapons in his state-of-the-nation address on March 1, ahead of a presidential election on March 18 that he is all but guaranteed to win.

"That's certainly something that we did not enjoy watching", she said.

Mueller brought charges against the 13 nationals and three Russian entities in February over allegations of interfering in the 2016 US presidential election.

Vanessa Coleman