China News Service, June 6th. According to a report by the Russian Satellite Network on the 6th, Major General Igor Kolesnikov, Director of the 12th Directorate General of the Russian Ministry of Defense, which is responsible for nuclear weapons management, stated that Russia will conduct non-nuclear tests in the Novaya Zemlya Islands. To confirm the reliability of the national nuclear arsenal.
Kolesnikov said in a live broadcast on television that between 1954 and 1990, 132 nuclear tests were carried out on Novaya Zemlya.
He pointed out that since the 1990s, the range has not experienced a nuclear explosion because of the suspension of testing.
Kolesnikov mentioned that the Russian Federation signed in 1996 and ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 2000.
He said: "Therefore, what we are doing now is a non-nuclear explosion test. The purpose of the non-nuclear test is to confirm the reliability of existing nuclear munitions." Kolesnikov added, "It should be said that the United States is also moving in this direction. Working hard, they are conducting the same experiment in Nevada."
According to reports, with the end of the full-scale underground nuclear test, non-nuclear explosion tests have begun to play an important role in assessing the reliability and safety of existing nuclear arsenals.
The test was conducted at a simulated nuclear bomb test site, and there would be no nuclear energy released due to the nuclear fission chain reaction of uranium 235 or plutonium 239.