Not a single leak showing evidence of 'Russian meddling' in US elections — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 17, 12:11
Russia spends about $17.5 mln on preparations for 2018 Winter OlympicsSport October 17, 11:45
Communication Ministry proposes to reduce data storage period within new anti-terror lawBusiness & Economy October 17, 11:44
Russian naval destroyer passing through Suez Canal on its way to Mediterranean SeaMilitary & Defense October 17, 10:19
Russians believe men should generally be 'the family breadwinner' — pollSociety & Culture October 17, 8:52
Egypt invited to Astana talks on Syria as observer — sourceWorld October 17, 8:15
Russia dismisses UK media claims on oil products supplies to TalibanRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 16, 21:37
Poll shows Russians satisfied with life, ready for hard timesSociety & Culture October 16, 21:06
FIFA: Indian schoolteacher and her son to attend 2018 World Cup opener in Moscow for freeSport October 16, 20:23
PYONGYANG, March 12. /TASS/. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has inspected a front-line military unit off the country's east coast, the North’s official news agency reported on Thursday.
The leader inspected a defense company which defends "the strategically very important" Sin islet, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted Kim as saying.
Kim underscored "the necessity to deploy more powerful firepower striking means on the islet in order to thoroughly implement the party's military strategic policy on completely wiping out in a sea the enemies coming in attack from waters," according to the report.
The North Korean leader said he was very satisfied with the "work style and zeal of the commanding officers of the company" saying that "success in military and political affairs depends on the officers of the relevant unit."
The inspection comes as the United States and South Korea hold large-scale drills — Key Resolve and Foal Eagle. Pyongyang believes that as a result of this demonstration of force the situation in the area of the Korean peninsula is "on the brink of war."
In early January, North Korea said it was ready to introduce a moratorium on nuclear tests should Washington and Seoul shelve their plans to hold the regular massive drills.
However, the US government has rejected Pyongyang’s initiative saying it is an "implicit threat." Washington said the US-South Korea drills are "defensive" while Pyongyang’s possible plans for new nuclear tests are a "violation of the UN resolutions."