TOKYO, Nov 18 A ballistic missile fired by North Korea has probably already landed within Japan's exclusive economic zone near Hokkaido, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said. “I have instructed the Secretary General of the Government of Japan to convene a meeting of the National Security Council. We have made a strong protest to North Korea. North Korea is repeating its provocations with unprecedented intensity. We reiterate that this is categorically unacceptable. At this hour of information about the damage to air and sea No ships. Otherwise, the analysis of information continues,” the Prime Minister said at a briefing in Bangkok, the broadcast was introduced by the NHK TV channel.
In total, since the beginning of the year, the DPRK has conducted 34 missile launches ka. Almost half of them, 15, have been since September 25, including the launch of a medium-range ballistic missile of the Hwaseong-12 type, which flew over Japan, breaking a record 4.5 thousand kilometers for the DPRK, the flight altitude was 1000 kilometers.
The DPRK claims that all military activity is a response to “provocations” from South Korea, which has recently been conducting active military exercises, both independently and jointly with the United States and Japan.