TASS Russian news agency
The Russian leader said at a joint meeting of the State Council and the Council for Science and Education:
“Last night or, to be more exact, this morning, the Tsirkon hypersonic system was salvo-launched. This is our advanced missile that can hit both seaborne and ground targets. The tests were successful and smooth. This is a big event in the country’s life and a considerable step towards enhancing Russia’s security and its defense capability,”
The Russian president addressed Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, asking him “to convey the best regards and congratulations to the staffs that worked on this system and thank all for the result and express the sincerest words of gratitude to all the developers, designers, engineers and workers — all those who were involved in this work.”
In turn, Manturov thanked the president for this appraisal, adding that the hypersonic missile had been test-launched at 05:30 Moscow time. “I will convey your words to all,” the minister assured Putin.