North Korea launched two short-range missiles toward the Sea of Japan
PYONGYANG (BM) – North Korea launched two short-range missiles in the direction of the Sea of Japan, they flew 230 kilometers, media report with reference to the Committee of Chiefs of Staff of South Korea, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“The shells of North Korea flew 230 kilometers at a maximum height of 30 kilometers,” the agency said.
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It is noted that the launch was made at 6.10 local time from the Wonsan area. According to the agency, the military departments of South Korea and the United States are in close cooperation and analyze information on launches.
Leaders around the World criticized North Korea, which launches while “the whole world is having difficulty” because of the coronavirus, and called for an immediate end to such actions.
The South Korean military is monitoring the region in case of further launches, the agency said.
According Russian experts the missile launch in North Korea on Sunday night did not affect the background radiation in the Primorsky Territory, Russia’s only region bordering the DPRK.
On the website of Primhydromet it is reported that at present the background radiation in Primorye is 11-12 μR / h, which corresponds to the usual indicators. Information is updated hourly.
This is the fourth test since the beginning of the month. On March 2, the DPRK launched two shells in the direction of the Sea of Japan, on March 9 – the launch of various types of short-range missiles, and on March 21 – the test of new tactical guided missiles. Prior to this, North Korea launched two large-caliber MLRS shells on November 28, 2019.
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Last year, the DPRK tested 13 missiles and rockets. The UN called such events Pyongyang a violation of the Security Council resolution.
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