South Korea- The Defense Ministry of South Korea detected different types of short-range projectiles fired from the Sondok area of North Korea. The projectiles were fired into the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. A maximum flight distance of 200 kilometers (124 miles) and a maximum altitude of 50 kilometers (31 miles) the projectiles were able to travel according to the ministry.
“Currently, our military is monitoring related movement in case of an additional launch, while maintaining thorough prepardness.”
“We believed the launches violated agreements reached with Pyongyang in 2018 intended to ease military tensions on the Korean Peninsula.”
– South Korea Defense Ministry
The North Korean military carried out exercises beginning February 28. This day marked the one-year anniversary of Kim’s summit in Hanoi with President Trump that eventually ended without a deal. On March 2nd Pyongyang fired two unidentified short-range projectiles from an area near the coast in the city of Wonsan. Today March 9th at least 3 more unidentified projectiles were fired off.
“We are aware of a North Korean missle launch this morning into the East Sea, will continue to monitor the situation and are consulting closely with our South Korean and Japanese allies.”
-United States Forces Korea Statement
(Cover photo courtesy of Philippine Star, video courtesy of ARIRANG News, source CNN)