RUSSIA’S president Vladimir Putin is reinforcing his border with North Korea by relocating troops and equipment, according to reports.
Video footage is said to show one of three trains loaded with military equipment moving towards the 11 mile-long land frontier between Russia and the repressive state.
Another scene shows military helicopter appearing to move towards the North Korean border and manoeuvres across rough terrain by army combat vehicles.
Other reports suggest there have been military moves by road as well.
“The movement of military equipment by different means of transport to southern areas is being observed across Primorsky region over the past week,” said military veteran Stanislva Sinitsyn.
“Many relate this to the situation in the Korean peninsula.
“The video shows artillery systems that either support troops in assault or meet the aggressor.”
He said: “The movement of military equipment means that authorities of our country are keeping up with the situation – and take appropriate measures.”
The movements were “a preventive but necessary” measure.
“If the situation worsens, especially related to military events, the armed forces of all the neighbouring countries obviously monitor it more closely, and we are no exception.
“It is not the first time that North Korea has broken the peace in the region, that’s why this situation deserves attention.” source