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New robots launched from North Korea

The South Korean military announced late Thursday that North Korea has launched a type of ballistic robot. According to Japan, the newest robot, fourth today, should have ended up at sea. Neither South Korea nor Japan has released any information about what kind of robot it was, but according to the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office, it is suspected to be ballistic.

Earlier, the South Korean military said that Thursday morning it was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and that the launch had failed. According to the South, North Korea also fired two projectiles believed to be short-range missiles.

lost in the sea

Initially, the Japanese side stated that the robot had passed over the country and in the TV broadcast, residents of Miyagi, Niigata and Yamagata regions were asked to take cover and stay indoors.

Subsequently, the Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada That the robot never reached land, but disappeared somewhere over the Sea of ​​Japan.

The United States commented that the postponement is a violation of UN resolutions and requires all countries to fully implement and enforce UN sanctions against North Korea.

‘wrong choice’

After the robot was launched this morning, South Korea announced the extension of military exercises taking place in the region in cooperation with the United States. A statement issued by the South Korean Air Force said this was a response to North Korea’s provocations. The exercise began with several hundred warplanes on Monday and was described as the largest of its kind to date. According to previous information, it was supposed to end on Friday.

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North Korea called the decision a “wrong choice” and threatened to further escalate the conflict. About an hour later, the fourth robot was launched.