Tuesday, March 4, 2014
(Moscow) -- Tensions are on the rise over the crisis in Ukraine's Crimean region as Russia has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. Russian defense officials say the missile with a dummy warhead was fired from near the border of the Caspian Sea and hit its target in Kazakhstan. It's the latest provocation from Russia as it faces a diplomatic backlash from Western countries over its military lockdown on Ukraine's Crimea. Russia's president is explaining the action by saying he's defending Russian citizens in Crimea. A U.S. official says it was properly notified of the test.