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Kremlin calls for restraint after missile launches by Pyongyang and Seoul

Dmitry Peskov emphasized that Russian defense officials were keeping a close eye on the situation in this region
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov Sergei Bobylev/TASS
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov
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MOSCOW, September 15. / TASS /. Russia has urged both sides on the Korean Peninsula not to escalate tensions following the launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea and South Korea, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

"Our defense officials are keeping a close eye on the situation in this region," Peskov stated. "We traditionally urge both sides to avoid any action that could escalate tensions," he noted.

On Wednesday, North Korea launched two ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan. On the same day, the Ryonghap agency quoted the South Korean presidential administration as saying that it had carried out its first-ever test launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine.