Between March 13 and March 23, the United States and South Korea are conducting a series of joint military exercises. In Pyongyang, they are seen as a threat, despite statements from Seoul and Washington that they are purely defensive in nature and aim to “enhance security and stability on the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia”.
The twenty-third Freedom Shield maneuvers (FS23), which began immediately, include elements of “live exercises” with constructive simulations. Along with them, several combined field exercises (FTX) under the general name “Warrior Shield” are held, aimed at strengthening joint defense and cooperation in air, land, sea, space, cyber and special operations, as well as to improve tactics. , methods and procedures.
In response to these actions, the DPRK authorities called on the people of the country to defend the motherland. The Korean Central News Agency and North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported that on March 17 alone, 800,000 North Korean citizens declared their desire to join the ranks (many more) of the Korean People’s Army. They are workers and students willing to defend their country and ready to take part in a potential war with the United States and other invader-slavers.
North Korean media have noticed that the provocative drills by the United States and South Korea, which have been going on for decades, are becoming more frequent, militant and aggressive. Now they have reached unprecedented proportions. Pyongyang officials believe that Seoul and Washington, in their “tranquillity”, have already “crossed the line” and that this “cannot be tolerated any longer”. The Korean People’s Army is ready to prove that it is capable of defeating the military potential of any enemy that threatens the DPRK.
We remind you that on March 10, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, accompanied by his 10-year-old daughter, Kim Joo-e, visited the exercises of North Korean gunners and missile troops.
Photos used: Korean Central News Agency
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