Two possible ballistic missiles, both outside the EEZ Ministry of Defense official

According to Ministry of Defense officials, at around 1:50 am on the 14th, two possible ballistic missiles were launched from North Korea. Both flew several hundred kilometers and are believed to have fallen outside Japan’s EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone). The Ministry of Defense continues to collect information to see if there is any impact on Japan.

No damage information Japan Coast Guard

The Japan Coast Guard is confirming damage in the waters around Japan, but so far there is no information on damage to ships related to Japan.

Prime Minister Kishida instructs information gathering and analysis

Prime Minister Kishida will make every effort to collect and analyze information, provide the public with prompt and accurate information, thoroughly confirm the safety of aircraft and ships, and prepare for unforeseen situations and be fully prepared. instructed to take

Convocation of government emergency gathering team

The government has convened an emergency gathering team made up of officials from related ministries and agencies to the Prime Minister’s Office’s Crisis Management Center, and is collecting information and confirming the damage.

North Korea “military measures against provocative actions” strongly restrains South Korea

North Korea’s Korean People’s Army General Staff issued a statement from a spokesperson shortly after 2:00 am on the 14th through the state-run Korean Central News Agency, saying, “On the 13th, in the front line area of ​​Gangwon Province in the southeastern part of the country, the South’s military It continued to fire artillery for 10 hours. We took a hard look at the provocative actions of the South’s military in the front line area and took strong military action measures.” suggesting that it was fired.

In addition, the statement issued a strong warning to South Korea, saying, “Our military sends a stern warning against the reckless military actions of the South’s military that are causing military tension in frontline areas.”

It is unusual for North Korea to issue a military statement immediately after launching a ballistic missile.

South Korean army fires one short-range ballistic missile from the outskirts of the capital Pyongyang

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of ​​Japan at around 1:49 am on the 14th from near Sunan, where the international airport is located on the outskirts of the capital Pyongyang. announced.

The South Korean and US forces are rushing to collect and analyze detailed information such as flight distance and altitude.

More than 10 North Korean military aircraft approaching near the no-fly zone South Korean army

According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, prior to North Korea’s ballistic missile launch, more than 10 North Korean military aircraft flew between 10:30 pm on the 13th and 12:20 am on the 14th. It was revealed that the Korean military fighter planes were scrambled = emergency dispatch as they approached near the no-fly zone set near the boundary.

This is the 27th launch this year

According to the Ministry of Defense, this is the 27th time North Korea has launched a ballistic missile.

So far, 7 times in January, 1 time in February, 3 times in March, 1 time in April, 4 times in May, 1 time in June, 1 time in August, 3 times in the last month , has repeatedly launched ballistic missiles and other missiles five times this month.

In particular, from the end of last month to this month, a total of 8 missiles have been fired one after another at an unprecedented frequency.

Of the 26 attacks so far, 22 are presumed to be ballistic missiles, and the possibility of another ballistic missile has been pointed out.

The remaining three are presumed to be long-range cruise missiles.

Recent North Korean missile launches

North Korea has repeatedly launched ballistic missiles at an unprecedented frequency this year.

Last month, both were short-range ballistic missiles
▽ 1 from the vicinity of Taecheon (Taecheon) in northwestern Pyongan (Pyongyang) North Province on the 25th,
▽ ▽ 28th from the vicinity of Sunan, where the international airport on the outskirts of the capital Pyongyang is located 2 shots,
▽ On the 29th, two shots were fired from the vicinity of Sunchon in the western Pyongan South Road.

In addition, this month, on the 1st, two short-range ballistic missiles were launched from near Sunan in the suburbs of Pyongyang, and on the 4th, two short-range ballistic missiles were launched from near Mupyeong-ri in Chagang Province in the north of the country. A medium-range ballistic missile was fired to pass through. ▽ Furthermore, on the 6th, two short-range ballistic missiles were fired from near Samseok, a suburb of Pyongyang. On the 12th, two cruise missiles were launched from the vicinity of Gyechon, South Pyongan Province in the western part of the country.

Recent Developments in North Korea

Japan, the United States, and South Korea have worked together to strengthen restraint against North Korea, which is advancing its nuclear and missile development.

After the first full-scale field maneuver training in about four years, the U.S. and South Korean forces conducted joint military exercises late last month in the Sea of ​​Japan. did the training.

On the 4th of this month, North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan, and from the 5th of this month, the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was deployed again in the Sea of ​​Japan, and the US and South Korean forces conducted joint maneuver exercises. I did.

In response to this, North Korea announced on the 10th of this month that the Korean People’s Army’s Tactical Nuclear Operation Unit conducted military training for 15 days until the 9th of this month in the presence of General Secretary Kim Jong-un. did.

The drills, which point to repeated ballistic missile launches since the 25th of last month, are said to have been carried out to warn the US of joint exercises with Japan and South Korea by deploying nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in the Sea of ​​Japan.

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