Coming off the heels of testing the most capable North Korean missile to date, Russia is not taking any chances…
Editor’s Note: Here’s a recap of what went down when North Korea executed it’s latest ICBM testing which many say demonstrate a missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States.
Here’s more from RT:
North Korea has claimed its latest launch was a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong 15, which can hit all the US mainland.
The announcement was made on North Korean state TV on Wednesday, following the launch on Tuesday (earlier Wednesday Pyongyang time). The missile flew some 1,000 kilometers eastward, according to the Pentagon, before falling in the Sea of Japan without causing any damage.
Pyongyang’s statement also declared that the North now has a full-fledged nuclear force. “North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced that the country has realized the great historic cause of completing a state nuclear force,” it said, as cited by Yonhap.
Following North Korea’s most recent missile launch are the signs of impending war. Russia has now deployed Marines to the North Korean border.
Russian marines have begun practicing landing operations at its border with North Korea, following Pyongyang’s controversial missile launch test this week, the military said. Although this is just one of several drills conducted over the past month, more are expected. According to Newsweek, Russian naval infantry servicemen and the crews of Russia’s Pacific Fleet ships Admiral Nevelskoy and Peresvet, carried out a swift, amphibious charge on a beachhead in the Primorye region, Russia’s only one to border North Korea.
The cargo and staff boarded Admiral Nevelskoy at Desantnaya Bay and simulated the landing at the Klerk training range, both of which are in Primorye, Pacific Fleet spokesman Nikolay Voskresenskiy told state-run news agency RIA Novosti. Peresvet made its pickup elsewhere but also arrived in the area near Klerk. -Newsweek
This military drill comes just one day before the Pacific Fleet kicks off a series of training exercises in Primorye and the far more eastern Kamchatka. Those drills will involve around 1,000 troops and over 150 items of equipment. The drills will also involve live fire exercises.
Russia has effectively practiced bombing near the region, paratrooper landings and other maneuvers since September. Each drill, declared separately from any previously announced war games, has come alongside escalating exchanges in the war of words between North Korea and the U.S. Russia has insisted that the U.S. must shoulder part of the blame for stirring the North Korean regime into a frenzy and “provoking” further tests with its ongoing defense commitments to nearby Japan and South Korea. However, Russia has also condemned North Korea’s latest missile launch as well.
Following the launch of their last missile, North Korea claimed that the entire United States is now in the range of one of their missiles. The latest test, purportedly of the North’s new Hwasong-15 missile, was the first one in the last two months sparking concerns that the regime is on the fast-track to obtain even more powerful, and highly advanced weapons.