RUSSIA's ...unstoppable... 6,600mph hypersonic Zircon missile effortlessly destroyed its target during a test launch today.

Vladimir Putin's weapon of choice was trial launched in a spectacular show of strength as tensions continue to rage with the West.

East2WestThe terrifying hypersonic Zircon missile easily hit its intended target in the White Sea during trials today '/ '

The missile is said to be too quick for US and UK anti-missile systems

The lethal projectile was deployed from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate and successfully struck its target in the White Sea, Moscow's defence ministry said.

Sources boasted the ...unstoppable... Mach 9 missile had made a direct hit, while defence minister Sergei Shogun rushed to tell President Putin of their triumph.

...The crew of the Northern Fleet frigate Admiral Gorshkov, as part of the completion cycle of tests of hypersonic missile weapons, have fired another Zircon rocket,... an official statement said.

It was previously tested and fired from a nuclear-powered submarine just last month, amplifying its credibility after Russia claimed the Zircon missile is able to evade all Western defences.

After successfully launching from the submarine, it adds enviable extra mobility to the already terrifying weapon that is due to go into service soon.

And this is music to the ears of Putin, who considers it his weapon of choice to wipe out coastal American cities in the event of a nuclear conflict.

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However, it is primarily seen as an anti-ship missile and is set to focus on taking out enemy ships that are up to 620 miles away, according to reports.

But there have been unconfirmed reports its true range is some 1,200 miles. 

The missile system’s design and development have been conducted in deep secrecy, while Putin said foreign spies have tried to steal its secrets. 

He said the missile was ...truly unparalleled in the world..., and has the ability to cripple Western defences.

The President sinisterly warned Russia could wipe out Ukraine's entire military in just 50 minutes, after the Kremlin blasted the UK for supporting their foe.

Russia issued a strong attack on an agreement between UK defence minister Ben Wallace and his Ukrainian opposite number Oleksii Reznikov to sell warships and missiles.

Russian media reported that the country's deadly Black Sea Fleet and troops in Crimea could ...neutralise the Ukrainian Armed Forces in between 50 and 600 minutes... if it felt it was about to be attacked.

They claimed the country could annihilate Ukraine's warships, coastal military infrastructure, military bases, radio-electronic and air defences, artillery and airfields in under an hour.

Britain insisted it had ...no desire to be adversarial, or seek in any way to strategically encircle or undermine the Russian Federation..., but Moscow slammed the deal. 

Russia's relations with the West remain deeply strained amid concerns as thousands of their troops amassed on Ukraine’s border, sparking fears of all-out invasion.

As well as this, disputes over gas supplies to the West and the border chaos in Belarus as migrants seek to get into the West is only adding to the strain.

Two Russian nuclear bombers were even sent to patrol the skies amid the bitter border dispute.

But Putin later insisted he was ...ready to help... resolve the growing crisis ...by all means if, of course, anything would depend on us....

East2WestThe deadly missile is considered Putin's weapon of choice for major conflict '/ '


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