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Russia’s security chief urges West, South Korea to give up military drills in region

April 26, 14:48 UTC+3

The number of drills, which the adversaries of North Korea are holding, is declining, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said

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SOCHI, April 26. /TASS/. Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev has called on the West and South Korea to fully give up military drills in the region.

"The number of drills, which their adversaries [the adversaries of North Korea] are holding, is declining. But it would be better, if they totally give up these drills," he told journalists in response to a question from TASS.

Russia and China earlier drew up a roadmap for settling the situation on the Korean Peninsula. At that time, the partners of Russia and China received this document but didn’t deem it necessary to implement it," Patrushev said.

As the secretary of Russia’s Security Council stressed, the moratorium on nuclear tests announced by North Korea corresponds to the roadmap elaborated by Moscow and Beijing.

"If they continue to reject this roadmap as a program, so let it be. But if they make movement under it, this is good and we will welcome this," he said.

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