For the first time off the coast of South Korea: Pyongyang and Seoul “exchanged” missile launches – Reuters

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For the first time off the coast of South Korea: Pyongyang and Seoul

The publication writes that the President of South Korea promised to respond to the provocations of the northern neighbor quickly and decisively.

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A North Korean ballistic missile has landed less than 60 kilometers off the coast of South Korea. South Korea responded by launching its own missiles. Reuters writes about this.

The North Korean missile reportedly landed outside South Korean territorial waters but south of the Northern Limit Line (NLL), the disputed inter-Korean maritime border. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol called the launch “an effective act of territorial invasion.”

The report said South Korean warplanes responded by firing three air-to-ground missiles seaward north of the NLL. Earlier, the presidential administration promised a “quick and decisive response” to provocations from the DPRK.

As a local resident from South Korea told Reuters reporters, it was seen how the rocket fell into the open sea. He did not receive air raid alerts.

The publication reminded that the United States and South Korea began on Monday one of their largest joint air exercises. Dubbed “Vigilant Storm”, the exercise involves hundreds of warplanes from both sides conducting mock attacks 24 hours a day.

Hostility on the Korean Peninsula has intensified in recent months as North Korea tested a number of missiles , capable of carrying nuclear warheads, and passed a law allowing the preemptive use of its nuclear weapons in a wide range of situations.

We also recall that the DPRK previously launched a ballistic missile towards Japan. Journalists write that the rocket flew over Japan. The government of the country said that North Korea launched an intercontinental missile that can fly 3,000 kilometers.