FILE PHOTO: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi in Moscow, Russia August 22, 2019. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin had held a meeting of Russia’s Security Council to discuss a recent U.S. cruise missile test.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that Putin would make “an important announcement” shortly.
The Pentagon said on Monday it had tested a conventionally-configured cruise missile that hit its target after more than 500 km (310 miles) of flight, the first such test since the United States pulled out of a major arms control treaty with Russia on Aug. 2.
Reporting by Anastasia Teterevleva; Editing by Andrew Osborn