Air defense systems in Russia are on alert after rocket launch of the DPRK

Air defense systems in Russia are on alert after rocket launch of the DPRK

MOSCOW, may 14 — RIA Novosti. The air defense system of the Russian Federation in the far East are on heightened alert in connection with a rocket launch the DPRK, Russia understands that it is not, however, have to protect themselves from possible incidents, said to RIA Novosti, the head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov.

In 5.28 (23.28 GMT) on Sunday North Korea fired a rocket from its West coast of County cuson province’s Do.

The rocket flew 30 minutes, range was 800 kilometers. She fell into the Japan sea, 400 kilometers East of the Korean Peninsula, presumably, outside the economic zone of Japan. The launch was made tajectory, under the intentionally steep angle, to increasing the height, thus reducing the distance from the point of launch to point of impact.

“We can not understand that the territory of Russia is not only the object of attack, but also a place of falling of the rocket. But to protect yourself from possible incidents, we keep our air defense system in the far East in a state of high alert,” — said Ozerov.

Speaking about the reaction of Washington to the rocket launch by the DPRK, Ozerov said that Russia is able to independently analyze external threats, while joint military exercises the US and South Korea near the borders of the DPRK not contribute to resolving the situation around the missile program of North Korea.

Earlier, the US administration said that the recent rocket launch, the DPRK can not “to please” Russia, as was done near its border

“Russia itself has long since learned to analyze the international situation and the threats to its security. But the military exercises the US and South Korea held near the borders of North Korea, are not an argument that can induce Pyongyang to abandon the launch,” — said the head of the Committee.