Axar.Az Logo

South Korea, U.S. scale back military drill over coronavirus

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

South Korea and the United States will conduct their springtime military exercise this week, but the joint drill will be smaller than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic, Seoul said on Sunday. reports that the allies will begin a nine-day “computer-simulated command post exercise” on Monday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

South Korea and the United States decided to move forward with the drills after “comprehensively taking into consideration the COVID-19 situation, the maintenance of the combat readiness posture, the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of peace,” the JCS said, noting that the exercise is “defensive” in nature.

The drills will not include outdoor maneuvers, which have been carried out throughout the year, and the number of troops and equipment will be minimized due to the pandemic, Yonhap news agency reported.

2021.03.07 / 15:13
See also

The fate of the world depends on Putin - Zhirinovsky

Putin calls for tighter control in fight against carbon emissions

I hope that no country will do that - the Kremlin

I am ready to meet with Putin - Kravchuk

Russia reports over 8,200 daily COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 kills 388 more people in Iran

Putin insulted: These countries are Shirkhan's jackals

Putin: Russia stopped the war in Karabakh

Assad officially nominated his candidacy

Putin warns the West: Our response will be harsh

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla