September 19, 2020

South Korea says it “strongly” protests recent North Korean artillery drill

Recent exercise took place on anniversary of Yeonpyeong island shelling: defense ministry

South Korea on Tuesday said it had lodged a formal protest with North Korea over its recent coastal artillery drills, revealing the exercise had been staged on the ninth anniversary of the North's bombardment of Yeonpyeong island.

In a regular briefing, Ministry of National Defense (MND) spokesperson Choi Hyun-soo said the South had taken countermeasures in response to the North's live-fire exercise, conducted near the inter-Korean maritime border on Changrin island.