OREANDA-NEWS. DPRK authorities fired two rounds in an easterly direction, Ronhap news agency reported, citing a statement by the Committee of the Chiefs of Staff of the South Korean Armed Forces. Apparently, it is not exactly known what these shells were - these are two short-range missiles. The start was made from the region of the village of Sinori in the province of Pyongan-Pukto at 16:30 local time (08:30 Moscow time).

The Ministry of Defense of Japan stated that the projectiles of the DPRK did not reach the territorial waters of the country. This is the second launch of shells in the last week; previously, North Korea conducted short-range missile test launches. The rockets were fired to the east from the port of Wonsan in the south-east of the country. DPRK State Council Chairman Kim Jong-un personally led the process.

In April, the DPRK conducted tests of a “tactical guided weapon”. The missile was equipped with a "powerful warhead," was applied "special control mode." North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was personally present at the tests. At the second summit of the United States and the DPRK in the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, on February 27–28, 2018, US President Donald Trump announced that Kim Jong-un promised to refrain from testing nuclear weapons and launching ballistic missiles.

Over the past week, this is the second missile test conducted by North Korea. On Saturday, May 4, the DPRK military launched several short-range missiles from the city of Wonsan on the east coast in the direction of the Sea of ​​Japan. According to estimates of Seoul, they flew from 70 to 200 km before falling into the sea. The launches served as a reason for convening an urgent meeting of law enforcement agencies in South Korea. Pyongyang said that the purpose of the launches was to test "large-caliber long-range rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons." North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally watched the exercises.