Media sources reported that Russian nuclear forces are training in areas northeast of the capital Moscow.
According to Reuters, the Russian news agency Tass quoted the Ministry of Defense as saying that the Russian nuclear forces are holding exercises in Ivanovo province.
According to the report, the Russian Ministry of Defense also announced that about 1,000 troops are training in exercises using more than 100 vehicles, including ballistic missile launchers of the Yars continental aircraft.
The nuclear exercise comes amid escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. Following the outbreak of the Ukraine war, the United States and some European countries provided arms, financial and intelligence assistance to Ukraine while exerting intense pressure on Russia.