In what seems to be an uncalled for incident that comes amid high tension on the Korean peninsula over missile tests Kim Jong Un’s repressive regime, A Russian yacht with three people on board has apparently been intercepted by North Korea. It is reported that the yacht “was hijacked, or arrested, by a North Korean ship” as per the Russian officials.
Russia’s embassy in Pyongyang has confirmed that it is now in the port in the city of Rason, which is in the northern part of the country.
Earlier, the Russia government announced the deployment of the new-state-of-the-art Buk-M3 missile defense system in eastern Siberia in response to concerns over war breaking out in North Korea.
The yacht named the Katalexa had likely been seized by a North Korean ship en route from Taiwan to Vladivostok in Russia.
The Sports federation of Russia said the ship was intercepted in the northwestern part of the Sea of Japan sometime after leaving the South Korean city of Pohang, where she had been undergoing repairs.
Rason is a located in North Korea’s northernmost Kwanbuk region on the Pacific coast, bordering Russia and China.
Russia shares a land and sea border with North Korea.