According to latest reports, President Vladimir Putin has been said to be sending troops and equipment to Russia’s border with North Korea, over fears that the US is preparing to attack Kim Jong-un.
The news footage came to public view on Thursday morning, which shows one of three trains carrying tanks to 11-mile frontier in Russia’s south east.
Then we came about another video which showed a military helicopter movement towards the border of North Korea, across rough terrain by army combat vehicles.
Other reports have suggested that some military movements have taken place by road too.
Apparently, the Russian president fears that there will be a huge exodus of North Korean refugees if Donald Trump launches military action against Pyongyang.
In response to the shift, China has deployed 150,000 soldiers to its southern frontier to handle the tidal wave of North Koreans, Beijing fears would flee across the border if war breaks out.
There have been concerns that if a conflict breaks out Russia could face a humanitarian exodus from North Korea.
However, Putin has been warned that in the event of a US strike on Kim Jong-un’s nuclear facilities, there would be a major contamination reach to Russia.
“Railway trains loaded with military equipment moving towards Primorsky region via Khabarovsk have been noticed by locals,” reported primemedia.ru in the Russian far East – linking the development to the North Korean crisis.
Russian military spokesman Alexander Gordeyev denied to give the exact reasons for the military movements, adding that exercises had recently ended in the TransBaikal region of Siberia.
But, there are still assumptions that the movements are linked to the Korean crisis.
The naval port of Vladivostok – where Russia has huge military forces – is less than 100 miles from North Korea.
A clash sparked between the US and Russia at the United Nations over a statement issued under the US-drafted Security Council, condemning the latest North Korean failed ballistic missile test. Diplomats said China had agreed to the statement.
Russia blocked UN Security Council condemnation of Pyongyang’s latest missile test, even though China, which has a major frontier with North Korea had backed the strongly stated verdict put forward by the United States.
The acclaimed statement would have demanded that North Korea ‘conduct no further nuclear tests’ and halt missile launches.
According to the statement released by the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, he wants to pressurize North Korea over its nuclear program as the communist state warned of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” and told the US don’t “mess with us”.
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.”
South Korea’s acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn has called for military and security ministries to maintain vigilance.
However, there has been much confusion over the whereabouts of a US aircraft carrier group after Trump claimed that he had sent an “armada” as a warning to North Korea, even as the ships were sailing in the opposite direction.