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South Korea: North Korea sends rubbish balloons throughout border once more

North Korea has apparently once again sent balloons with plastic bags full of garbage to South Korea. Photo: -/YNA/dpa

North Korea has apparently as soon as once more despatched balloons with plastic luggage stuffed with rubbish to South Korea. Photo

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South Korean activists repeatedly ship big balloons full of propaganda materials throughout the border into North Korea. Now Pyongyang is reacting.

According to South Korea, North Korea has as soon as once more despatched quite a few balloons with plastic luggage stuffed with rubbish throughout the closely militarized border between the 2 international locations. Between Saturday and Sunday morning (native time), round 330 “garbage balloons” had been launched from North Korea, the General Staff within the capital Seoul introduced. More than 80 of them landed on South Korean territory. The relaxation in all probability didn’t attain their vacation spot.

The luggage connected to the ship contained waste paper and plastic, amongst different issues. Initial investigations confirmed that they didn’t comprise any harmful substances, it was mentioned. People had been however requested to not contact the landed objects.

North Korea's balloon campaigns are a response to comparable actions by South Korean teams, who repeatedly ship 1000’s of leaflets and different propaganda materials throughout the border utilizing big fuel balloons. In the leaflets, they criticize the authoritarian management of the remoted neighboring nation. The propaganda actions of the South Korean activists are thought of controversial in South Korea.

Pyongyang reacts sensitively to propaganda from outdoors

According to South Korean media experiences, two totally different teams carried out such leaflet campaigns on Thursday and Friday. Pyongyang is normally delicate to propaganda from outdoors and accuses the federal government in Seoul of supporting such balloon campaigns by personal teams. Since the top of May, North Korea has despatched greater than 1,000 balloons full of waste merchandise and a few with liquid manure to South Korea.

In view of the rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, South Korea's authorities not too long ago determined to droop a 2018 navy settlement with North Korea on confidence-building measures on the border. This paved the way in which, amongst different issues, for the resumption of navy workouts close to the navy demarcation line and attainable propaganda broadcasts from loudspeakers in the direction of the North.