Russia Worried by 'Explosive' North Korea Situation

Russia Worried by 'Explosive' North Korea Situation

Russia on Wednesday said it was worried by the “explosive” North Korea situation, saying even a simple human error could cause the crisis to spiral out of control.

Mounting tensions have seen Pyongyang threaten missile and nuclear strikes against the United States and its ally South Korea in response to UN sanctions and joint military drills.

Russia shares a short border with North Korea south of Vladivostok in its Far Eastern region but in the current crisis Moscow has steered clear of overt criticism of its neighbour.

In the latest escalation Wednesday, North Korea blocked South Korean entry to a key joint industrial zone that serves as a crucial source of hard currency for the isolated state.

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