Versiones periodísticas afirman que Rusia está moviendo armamento antimisilístico (los famosos “S-400”) hacia Vladivostock, a pocos kilómetros de la frontera con Corea del Norte. La nota que sigue es de un tal Oli Smith y salió hace un rato en el (muy sensacionalista) diario británico Express:
Título: Putin 'moves military forces' to North Korean border as world prepares for WAR
Epígrafe: VIDEO has been released allegedly showing a mass military mobilisation in Vladivostok, Russia, just eight miles from the border with North Korea, as the world edges towards war.
Texto: Russia has reportedly moved military vehicles towards the city, which is within striking distance of North Korea.
The dramatic move, unconfirmed by the Russian government, was spotted by residents in the border city and posted on social media.
This comes as North Korea warned that they are prepared for all-out war with the US, while China pleads for the two powers to back down from escalation.
The move was spotted by residents in the border city and posted on social media
Trump has refused to back down over North Korea
Since the emergence of the Vladivostok footage, fears have grown that North Korea could become the trigger for a conflict involving the US, China and Russia.
Both China and Russia consider North Korea as a necessary buffer state, which they need to keep stable for their own national security.
According to the reports, a military convoy of eight surface-to-air missiles, part of Russian Air Defence, were on the move.
The S400 anti-aircraft missiles were moved to Vladivostok, where Vladimir Putin already has a major navy base.
A military convoy of eight surface-to-air missiles, part of Russian Air Defence, were on the move
“One has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment” --China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi
North Korea has warned the US not to take provocative action, after holding a military parade that showed off new intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
Officials from the despotic regime have said that the country will "hit back with nuclear attacks" if necessary.
There is mounting speculation that current leader Kim Jong-un will soon order a new nuclear test.
This comes after a US aircraft carrier group continues to move towards the region.
President Donald Trump has already pledged to remove the threat from the Korean peninsula.
China has pleaded for the US and North Korean to back down from the war-footing.
On Friday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that "conflict could break out at any moment".
He said: “We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other and not to let the situation get to an irreversible and unmanageable stage."
Air China, owned by the Chinese government, decided to end its service between Beijing and Pyongyang, amid fears of an escalation.
La nota que sigue es también del Express de anteayer. Su autor es Vincent Wood:
Título: North Korea broadcasts ‘mysterious encrypted numbers’ amid fears of nuclear weapons test
Texto: NORTH Korea’s propaganda network has broadcast encrypted numbers ahead of the “Day of the Sun” – an event experts fear Kim Jong-un will use to carry out a nuclear weapons test.
Radio Pyongyang sent out secret messages in the early hours of the morning, listing a series of numbers including “No. 69 on page 823”, “No. 92 on page 467” and “No. 100 on page 957”.
The numbers are believed to be encoded with a book cypher – a system common during the Cold War which tells spies to look up specific words on various pages of an agreed text which spell out a phrase.
The numbers are different from those previously sent out by the radio station, which last offered encrypted phrases on Sunday.
The numbers are different from those previously sent out by the radio station
US military options 'already being assessed' as war with Kim looms
Before reading the list, the radio presenter said: “I’m giving review works in elementary information technology lessons of the remote education university for No. 27 expedition agents."
But South Korean insiders claimed the broadcast may be an attempt to spark confusion among intelligence services.
Tension in the Korean peninsula have skyrocketed after Donald Trump vowed to stand up to Kim Jong-un.
Pyongyang has already warned of an upcoming “big and important event” ahead of ‘the Day of the Sun’, which takes place on Saturday April 15 in North Korea to commemorate the birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung.
In recent years, the communist nation has launched nuclear tests to coincide with the national holiday, and satellite images have revealed “unusually high levels of activity” at Kim Jong-un’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
Experts say the images could mean a nuclear test is “imminent” as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for North Korea to destroy its nuclear arsenal.
U.S. and South Korean marines participate in the endurance exercise in temperature below minus 20 degrees celsius under a scenario to defend the country from any possible attacks from North Korea.
And with China moving thousands of soldiers towards the border and Mr Trump carrying out strikes in Syria and Afghanistan, the possibility of a nuclear missile test threatens to spark a military response.