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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Russian Ambassador: nuclear test site North Korea threatens Russia

Russia’s Ambassador to the Democratic people’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Alexander Matsegora Wednesday, 31 January, said that the nuclear test site of the North Korean capital Pyongyang is a certain threat to Russia, since the equipment on an atomic polygon can fail. In the event of such a scenario at the Russian Embassy developed a plan of evacuation from Pyongyang in an emergency.

A frame from the video.

“I will not open a secret if I say that the action plans in case of emergencies are in every Embassy, not only Russian,” — said the Russian diplomat.

Matsegora also warned about the danger that Russia is closest to the nuclear test site DPRK, RIA “Novosti”.

Russia is the closest to their nuclear test site (to the border approximately 150 kilometers in a straight line) to the waters, where the fall of the North Korean missiles,” — said the Ambassador.

The senior diplomat also expressed concern that the DPRK not pre warned Russia about the plans of launching missiles and conducting nuclear tests.

Matsegora also stated that Moscow has information about what missiles equipped Armed forces of North Korea.

“We, of course, the data is there, we have the situation carefully monitored,” said he.

According to the Russian diplomat, North Korea last year were able to achieve serious progress in its nuclear and missile programs.

  • “That is why we believe the solution to the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula a priority for us,” concluded Matsegora.
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