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North Korea sends a fleet of balloons carrying waste to South Korea

North Korea sends a fleet of balloons carrying waste to South Korea

North Korea has sent a fleet of balloons carrying excrement and garbage to South Korea, according to multiple reports.

Garbage-laden balloons supposedly sent by North Korea hang on electrical wires as South Korean army soldiers stand guard in Muju, South Korea on May 29, 2024. In another sign of tensions between the war-divided rivals, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said as Korea… The North has launched large numbers of balloons carrying garbage towards the South since Tuesday night, in apparent retaliation against South Korean activists who launched anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets across the border.

“As already warned before [North Korean] “Deputy Minister of National Defense, a large amount of waste paper and garbage has been littering the border and deep-sea areas of the Republic of Korea since the night of May 28.” Statement from The North Korean Central News Agency reported that the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Kim Yo Jong. “According to the [South Korean] Media, waste paper and garbage are found not only in the border area [North Korea] But also in Seoul and other parts of [South Korea]”.

“Joint Chiefs of Staff [South Korean] The puppet army said so [North Korea] Scatters a large number of balloons [South Korea] From last night,” the statement continues. “He urged [North Korea] To stop such action immediately, claiming that it constitutes a clear violation of international law, and an act that poses a serious threat to the security of the United Arab Emirates. [South Korean] People and work are unethical and low standard.

According to the Associated Press, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the North is sending balloons carrying garbage toward the South starting Tuesday, in response to South Korean activists sending anti-North Korean leaflets across the border.

The South Korean military also said that about 260 balloons had been discovered in multiple areas of the country as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the AP. According to the army, the balloons carried various types of garbage and fertilizer.

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