Russia Reminds US It's Not Over: Test-Fires Nuclear Missile

Tyler Durden's picture

Both sides have run their nuclear drills (US here and Russia here) and it had all gone eerily quiet in the detente between the West and Russia...until now:

  • RUSSIA TEST FIRES INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE: INTERFAX
  • RUSSIA LAUNCHED TOPOL ROCKET FROM SITE IN ASTRAKHAN REGION: IFX
  • RUSSIA SAYS TEST MISSILE HIT NOTIONAL TARGET IN KAZAKHSTAN: IFX
  • INTERFAX CITES RUSSIAN DEFENSE OFFICIAL EGOROV ON MISSILE TEST

That should wake things up...for the 2nd time in two months. Time to BTFWWIII.

As Bloomberg reports,

Russia launched Topol rocket from site in Astrakhan region at 9:08pm Moscow time today, Interfax reports, citing Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Egorov.

 

Test missile hit notional target in Kazakhstan: Interfax

 

Of course - panic set in and so "Someone" - from the NY Fed - decided it was a perfect time to sell the shit out of the VIX ETF in massive size...

 

 

As a reminder, this is how Russia was not preparing for a nuclear strike...