December 04, 2020

North Korea to host military events, possible parade, on eve of Winter Olympics

Celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army due in Pyongyang

North Korean authorities will host a series of military anniversary events in Pyongyang including a possible military parade around February 8, just one day before Winter "Peace" Olympics kick-off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, an invitation seen by NK News on Wednesday shows.

Sent to defense attachés, deputies, and spouses accredited to the DPRK, the invitation requests participation in celebrations surrounding a forthcoming Korean People's Army (KPA) anniversary which one regular visitor to the North said would likely include a military parade.