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Jewish Officials Slam Putin for Accusing Jews of Election Meddling

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Melinda Barton | 13 March, 2018, 01:29

The ministry said the missile, which carried a conventional warhead, hit a practice target at a firing range in southern Russian Federation.

According to the BBC, the country's defense ministry released a video showing the Kinzhal missile as it detached from a fighter jet.

While Putin has portrayed Russian Federation in public as a refuge from far-right and anti-Semitic groups gaining political power across Europe, a report by Democratic Senate staffers accused his government of secretly assisting those same groups as part of its effort to destabilize democracies, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

The semantics behind the exchange, Gorin said, are the reason that local Jewish groups remained largely indifferent to a remark about Jews aired Sunday by Russian President Vladimir Putin that to foreign ears sounded anti-Semitic. It has a range of 6,200 miles, a top speed of over 56 knots and can descend to depths of 3,280 feet. According to Russia's president, the missile is highly maneuverable and capable of penetrating all defenses, including "future defenses".

The MiG-31 departed from an airfield in the Southern Military District within the framework of a testing air alert.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Facebook work had also been done to modernise the "unique" MiG-31 supersonic jet that will carry the missile. Tests of this nature also help the ground crews and all other military personnel involved to get familiar with the new missiles.

"Both Russia and the entire world know the names of our newest planes, submarines, anti-aircraft weapons, as well as land-based, airborne and sea-based guided missile systems".

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White downplayed Putin's comments, saying the US military was capable of defending the country from any threats.

The film comes ahead of an election he is expected to win on 18 March.

"I was told: a plane en route from Ukraine to Istanbul was seized, captors demand landing in Sochi", Putin said in the film seen by Reuters.

Unlike numerous weapons, Putin eagerly announced this month, the video shows the 'Kinzhal's development is well beyond the drawing board.

The defense ministry said that because of the high flight characteristics of the MiG-31 aircraft and advanced high-maneuverable hypersonic technology, "the Kinzhal has no analogues in the world", CNN reported. "They did not impact any need on our side for a change in our deterrent posture".