According to an announcement posted on the ministry of defense of Kazakhstan's web site, Russia will conduct a total of three tests of its ICBMs from Kapustin Yar to Sary Shagan (via Rossiyskaya Gazeta). After the launch conducted on March 4, 2014, two more launches are expected in March.

According to Kazakhstan, Russia sent the request to conduct the tests on February 19, 2014. It was approved on February 28, 2014. Kazakhstan identifies the missiles as Topol-E.