As tensions rise between the United States and North Korea, the Russian military is on the move. Emerging video reveals massive action just over ten miles from the Korean border as President Donald Trump’s naval armada prepares to head toward the Korean Peninsula.
As the Sun reports, North Korea has been parading nukes through the streets as rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington, D.C., continues to escalate.
The video footage that recently emerged is said to show one of three trains loaded with heavy Russian military equipment, bound for the 11 mile-long border between Russia and North Korea. The mass mobilization is occurring in Vladivostok, Russia, just over 10 miles from the border.
Watch the massive military action, below:
Another video shows Russian helicopters and land vehicles on the move:
Russian military veteran Stanislav Sinitsyn describes the situation as follows:
“The movement of military equipment by different means of transport to southern areas is being observed across Primorsky region over the past week,” he said.
“Many relate this to the situation in the Korean peninsula.
“The video shows artillery systems that either support troops in assault or meet the aggressor.”
He said: “The movement of military equipment means that authorities of our country are keeping up with the situation – and take appropriate measures.”
The movements were “a preventive but necessary” measure.
“If the situation worsens, especially related to military events, the armed forces of all the neighbouring countries obviously monitor it more closely, and we are no exception.
“It is not the first time that North Korea has broken the peace in the region, that’s why this situation deserves attention.”
Russia also has two other concerns. First, if the US were to strike North Korea’s nuclear facilities with missiles, a radioactive cloud would reach Vladivostock within two hours, and secondly, in the event of a war, refugees could flood over the Russian border from North Korea in an effort to escape.
According to the Evening Standard, the US and Russia clashed at the United Nations yesterday over a Security Council statement meant to condemn North Korea’s missile test.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he wants to exert pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme as the communist state warned of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” and told the US don’t “mess with us.”
Mr Tillerson said: “We’re reviewing all the status of North Korea, both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as the other ways in which we can bring pressure on the regime in Pyongyang to re-engage with us.”
While many fear that these military movements are the beginning of World War III, it is more likely that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, is seeking attention and humanitarian aid, much as his father did. Under the bold leadership of President Donald Trump, many hope that the United Nations will put pressure on the communist state to cease its nuclear testing and take action to help its impoverished people. It is also hoped that President Trump and Vladimir Putin will be able to come to an agreement on how to best deal with the unstable dictatorship.