UN, July 9. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. Russia has provided the UN radar data confirming that the DPRK launched July 4 ballistic missile was medium-range and Intercontinental was not, as claimed by Pyongyang and Washington. A short statement from the defense Ministry together with a schematic representation of a missile, was sent Saturday to the UN Secretariat and the Security Council of the world organization.
“July 4, 2017 radar type “Voronezh”, located in the Irkutsk region, tracked the launch of a ballistic medium-range missiles of a class “And” Korean people’s Democratic Republic with the missile polygon, Concannon (100 km Northwest of Pyongyang). The flight time of the missile was about 14 minutes, the maximum altitude is 535 km, range – 510 km Ballistic missile fell into the sea of Japan,” reads the letter, a copy of which is available TASS.
On Tuesday, the Central TV of the DPRK to conduct its first successful launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile “And 14”. The statement noted that the maximum altitude of the rocket amounted to 2802 km, it flew 933 km. the Pentagon also came to the conclusion that the missile was an Intercontinental. However, according to the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, its technical characteristics correspond to the medium-range missile.
Controversial type of missile launched, the DPRK, was made on 5 July at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. The position of the Russian side voiced by the Deputy permanent representative of the Russian Federation Vladimir Safronkov, caused outrage from the U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who declared willingness to provide us intelligence confirming that North Korea is actually an Intercontinental ballistic missile.