Russia blast radiation caused by Skyfall missile, US experts say

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Read: 704     11:56     21 August 2019    

A failed nuclear-powered cruise missile test was the cause of a recent explosion at a military facility in northwestern Russia, according to US experts. Moscow has provided little information about the incident.


Few details have been known since 
five Russian scientists and two soldiers were killed earlier this month in an explosion at a military site in the White Sea's closed waters outside Severodvinsk.

The blast was allegedly the result of a Burevestnik cruise missile test, according to experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, a US research center at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.

The experts were among the first outside of Russia to find evidence of the radiation spike following the blast on August 8.

"Our operating theory is that there was a catastrophic failure of some kind during the testing of Russia's nuclear powered cruise missile. They call it Burevestnik but NATO refers to it as Skyfall," Anne Pellegrino, a research associate at the James Martin Center, told DW.

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Russia blast radiation caused by Skyfall missile, US experts say

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Read: 705     11:56     21 August 2019    

A failed nuclear-powered cruise missile test was the cause of a recent explosion at a military facility in northwestern Russia, according to US experts. Moscow has provided little information about the incident.


Few details have been known since 
five Russian scientists and two soldiers were killed earlier this month in an explosion at a military site in the White Sea's closed waters outside Severodvinsk.

The blast was allegedly the result of a Burevestnik cruise missile test, according to experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, a US research center at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.

The experts were among the first outside of Russia to find evidence of the radiation spike following the blast on August 8.

"Our operating theory is that there was a catastrophic failure of some kind during the testing of Russia's nuclear powered cruise missile. They call it Burevestnik but NATO refers to it as Skyfall," Anne Pellegrino, a research associate at the James Martin Center, told DW.

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