Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Russian president, said North Korea’s missile launches pose no threat to Russia.
“No, these tests do not pose a threat to Russia,” said Peskov.
Earlier, the Japanese government held a meeting of the National Security Council on the fact of the launch of, presumably, two ballistic missiles from the DPRK.
As the representative of the Indo-Pacific Command of the US Armed Forces Mike Kafka said, North Korea’s missile launches pose a threat to the countries of the region and the world community.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the collegium of the military department said that the eastern borders of Russia were covered by air and anti-missile defense, RIA Novosti reports.
“Since December 1, 2020, on the islands of the Kuril ridge, anti-aircraft missile units have taken up combat duty on modern S-300V4 complexes, on Sakhalin Island – on S-400 systems, in Chukotka – high-altitude fighter-interceptors MiG-31BM. In general, this provided reliable cover for our Far Eastern borders – from the Chukchi to the Sea of Japan, ”he said.
On the night of March 25, it became known that the DPRK had launched a new ballistic missile launch. She fell into the sea outside Japan’s economic zone. In Japan, in connection with the launch, a meeting of the National Security Council was convened. This is at least the second missile test conducted by Pyongyang in the past few days. The North Korean military also tested short-range cruise missiles over the weekend.