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Russian Foreign Ministry to determine precise location of North Korean missile impact


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Phuket, July 15 – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko told reporters that Russia is investigating the crash site of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launched on Wednesday.
“As far as I know, my colleagues in the Ministry of Defense continue to investigate (in this question – ed.). So far, we do not have clear information about the fall of the missile in the economic zone of Russia,” Rudenko said.
He noted that North Korea’s military preparations are a reaction to the actions taken by the United States and its allies, which “in fact provoke North Korea to build up its defense power.”

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On Wednesday, North Korea launched its Hwaseongpo-18 intercontinental ballistic missile. Later, the North’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) confirmed the launch of the Hwaseongpo-18 intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday. The launch was led by the head of the State Council of the DPRK, Kim Jong-un personally. The tests were reportedly intended to confirm the technical feasibility and operational reliability of ICBMs and “did not adversely affect the security of neighboring countries”.
At the same time, UN Assistant Secretary-General Khalid Al-Hiyari said at a meeting of the UN Security Council that during the recent launch, an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea fell into the sea in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation.
The missile’s flight lasted 74 minutes and became the longest among North Korean ballistic missiles. The flight range was 1,000 km, and the maximum flight altitude was more than 6,000 km. The missile was launched along a hinged trajectory. The articulated trajectory means a more vertical launch of the missile, allowing for a shorter flight distance. If the route were standard, then the flight range would be about 15 thousand kilometers, which would make it possible to reach any point in the United States.

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