The Russian foreign Ministry described the missile launch, North Korea carried out on 12 February this year, as another “defiant disregard for the requirements of the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council”. This is stated in comments posted on the foreign Ministry website.
As stated in the document, in this context, urge all parties concerned to stay calm, to refrain from actions leading to further escalation of tension.
“Believe in the inevitability of resolving the problems of the Korean Peninsula, including nuclear, the only possible — the politico-diplomatic means,” — said in a statement.
Earlier, on 13 February, the South Korean authorities have declared that do not exclude the possibility to hold their own launches of ballistic missiles with a range of 300 and 500 kilometers in response to the test Northern neighbors.
A day earlier, North Korea had launched a ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 (“Pukhansan-2”, “Severnaya Zvezda-2”) medium-range class “Musudan”. She flew about 500 kilometers and fell into the sea of Japan. In testing was attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN.
In connection with the celebration of this launch, the US, Japan and South Korea demanded an emergency meeting of the UN security Council.