World Russian Forces Near North Korea Border Launch Air Drill

20:55  12 january  2018
20:55  12 january  2018 Source:   Newsweek

UN envoy says no change in US position on North Korea talks

  UN envoy says no change in US position on North Korea talks President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador says the administration hasn't changed its conditions regarding talks with North Korea amid growing tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programs. Ambassador Nikki Haley is making clear North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) would first need to stop weapons testing.Trump said on Saturday that he was open to talking to Kim.Haley tells ABC's "This Week" that there's "no turnaround" in the U.S. position. She says Trump was reiterating "a lot of things have to happen before that actually takes place.

After sending its air force on an air raid drill near its border with North Korea , Russia is now gearing up its paratroopers—some of the most elite forces in its military’s ranks—for a mass exercise of their own, in the far-east region as well. Russia ’s airborne troops (VDV) will practice drops in.

Russia ’s armed forces in the country’s far east have kicked off a large air drill near borders with China and North Korea that will culminate with a practice air bombing, state news agency Itar-Tass said Tuesday. Russian Forces Launch Live Fire Drill in Region Disputed With Japan.

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Russian jets launched a series of live-fire maneuvers in skies near its borders with North Korea and northern China in the first air drills held in the east of the country in 2018. 

Russia is one of only three countries that shares a land border with North Korea. Last year, its armed forces undertook a series of drills that included practice bombings by the air force, paratrooper jumps and amphibious landings by water.

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North Korea's nuclear test launches have heightened tensions with its allies South Korea and Japan, as well as the United States. Pyongyang's war of words with President Donald Trump has concerned Russia and China, the secretive state's few international allies. 

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Two U.S. Air Force bombers have conducted a rare live-fire drill in South Korea and flown close to the heavily militarized border with North Korea -- a show of force following North Korea 's test- launch of a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

After a break over the winter holidays, Russian forces returned to training duty in three regions bordering northern China, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Friday.

More than 50 aircraft took part in the drills, firing unguided rockets, aircraft bombs and onboard cannons. 

Nikolai Patrushev, the Kremlin’s top security adviser, said last month that Moscow fears a war in North Korea could threaten Russia. 

Moscow has shown increased interest in displaying its military capabilities close to North Korea. Russia's Pacific Fleet spent four times longer at sea than planned for the year, with the Primorye region, located near the North Korean border, accounting for the single highest rate of deployment.

The US military is preparing for a possible war against North Korea .
But there’s an active diplomacy campaign right now to ensure it doesn’t happen. That’s the takeaway from two big stories that broke over the long weekend. On Sunday, the New York Times reported that US troops are actively holding training exercises specifically geared toward a possible war with North Korea. And the Associated Press reported on Monday that the US has now started sending ships and bombers toward the Korean Peninsula, beefing up its military presence in the region.

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