Air Defense systems in the Far East region have been placed into a state of heightened readiness, stated Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the Russian Federation Council Victor Ozerov, RIA Novosti reports.
"Russia is following very closely what is happening in North Korea ..." We are monitoring the airspace in the area of responsibility of Russian Air Force," the senator said.
According to him, Moscow is aware that the country was not the target of North Korea's missile launches.
"But, on the other hand, technology is technology, and our military is doing everything in its power to prevent missiles from accidentally entering Russian airspace", — stated Ozerov.
On Saturday, the South Korean military command reported that the DPRK had conducted a ballistic missile launch from a site in South Pyeongan province, north of Pyongyang. The American military and the Japanese authorities detected the launch of the missile and reported that the rocket had exploded shortly after the launch and fell in the territory of the DPRK.