Russia announces nuclear drills amids soaring Ukraine tensions

Russia's Ministry of Defense announced Friday it would hold military drills with its strategic nuclear forces

that will be personally supervised by President Vladimir Putin

The massive drills, which will take place on Saturday and involve practice launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles

cruise missiles, come as tensions between the West and Russia are high over Moscow's military buildup around Ukraine's borders

The U.S. has repeatedly said it believes Russia will soon invade Ukraine

Russia has said it has no plans to invade Ukraine but still continues to position more troops and military equipment near Ukraine's northern