Russia is reportedly mobilising troops and equipment along its 11-mile North Korea border amid fears that US President Donald Trump could launch a strike against North Korea anytime, leading to an all-out war in the region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is believed to have ordered the move keeping in mind a possible mass exodus from the reclusive state if it comes under a US attack. China is also said to have taken a similar measure in the past few days.
A video footage has reportedly emerged on Thursday (20 April) morning showing a train loaded with military equipment heading towards the Russian border with North Korea. Another video shows military helicopter movements towards the North Korean border as well asarmy combat vehicles moving through the rough terrain.
“Railway trains loaded with military equipment moving towards Primorsky region via Khabarovsk have been noticed by locals,” Russian news outlet primemedia.ru reported, according to the MailOnline.
“The video shows artillery systems that either support troops in assault or meet the aggressor,” Russian military veteran Stanislva Sinitsyn was quoted by the English-language news portal as saying.
“The movement of military equipment means that authorities of our country are keeping up with the situation — and take appropriate measures.
“It is not the first time that North Korea has broken the peace in the region, that’s why this situation deserves attention,” Sinitsyn reportedly said.