Russia denies the Pentagon’s report that the North Korean missile fell close to its borders

The missile launched by North Korea on Sunday night landed 500 kilometers from the territory of Russia, as state by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

"The ballistic target was followed by a missile warning system for 23 minutes of its flight before the fall into the central part of the Sea of Japan (about 500 km from the territory of Russia)," the statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense reads.

The Ministry states that the trajectory of the North Korean missile was not in the direction of the Russian border and at a considerable distance from it.

The Russian MoD stated that "No danger to the Russian Federation was posed by the missile launch".

Earlier, the White House reported that the missile fell close to Russian borders. Reuters reported, citing an unnamed US official that the missile landed 96.5 km from the Russian city of Vladivostok.

North Korea launched the missile on the night of May 14th.

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