Russian President Vladimir Putin has said on several occasions that Russia must modernize its military arsenals in the face of its adversaries, especially due to an anti-missile shield the US is building in Europe.
Russia has repeatedly objected US- and NATO-led deployment of the defense facilities near its borders, considering it as a threat to its national security. I guess that the bear is now growling. The RS-24 Yars ballistic missile was launched from northwest Russia and hit its intende target with a dummy warhead.
Well, maybe the situation could use a little humor.