On Monday, June 27, the South Korean military began field exercises due to possible nuclear testing by North Korea. It is reported by Yonhap News agency.
Seoul is seeking to boost its military readiness amid growing concern over the possibility of Pyongyang conducting nuclear tests.
The five-day exercises are organized with the participation of the army, air force and navy. The military is also working out instructions for providing timely support in case of problems with logistics on the battlefield. The exercises are taking place along the western coast of the country.
“The exercise is aimed at overcoming the situation in which logistical lines are limited for combat units and providing them with timely support,” the publication says.
As it became known on June 24, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced the need to build up the country’s defense potential in order to resist outside interference.
Earlier, on June 5, the US and South Korean armed forces held a joint live-fire exercise using missiles. The military launched weapons towards the Sea of Japan. In turn, the Indo-Pacific Command of the US Armed Forces noted that Washington and Seoul stand for “peace and prosperity” on the Korean Peninsula and throughout the Indo-Pacific region.