South Korea urged North Korea to stop preparations for sending flyers
The Ministry of unification of South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to "immediately" abandon its plan for the return sending propaganda leaflets to South Korean territory, reports Yonhap news Agency.
Earlier, North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korea has begun preparing leaflets for the campaign against South Korea. Promising South Korean government "hard times" and "Nemesis", the Agency reported that the mass of leaflets and campaign materials for distribution in the South already in print, and students of various institutions are preparing to begin sending them and "struggle" as soon as North Korea will allow the entrance to the border zone.
"We Express our utmost regret in the fact that North Korea announced through the media his plan of sending a mass anti-South Korean leaflets, and we demand immediately to stop it. Following North Korea's actions are a clear violation of the inter-Korean agreement, a step that not only eliminates incorrect practices between the two countries, but rather exacerbates them and does not benefit the establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula and inter-Korean relations", - stated in the Ministry statement.
The Ministry has again urged the DPRK to return to the establishment of relations, noting that the government, together with local authorities and the police are now doing everything to activists from South Korea stopped sending promotional materials to the DPRK, and the perpetrators were punished according to the law.
Relations of Seoul and Pyongyang worsened due to the ongoing in South Korea, shares some of the organizations that are using plastic bottles with hot air being moved to the territory of the DPRK propaganda leaflets. North Korea has repeatedly demanded the cessation of these activities in accordance with the joint statement of the leaders of South and North 2018 waiver of hostility against each other. But activists continued to send the leaflets, and Pyongyang has declared that his patience ran out.
Despite the Express promises of the South Korean government to take a number of measures designed to smooth over the situation and to prevent the activists to send leaflets North Korea at reconciliation did not go. On 16 June, the DPRK blasted situated on its territory near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Kaesong, the building of the coordinating Bureau of South Korea. The next day, the General staff of the DPRK announced that it will introduce troops to the border areas and will resume teaching there, return civilian police to the posts of the military police in the demilitarized zone, which were released by agreement with the South in 2018, and will once again campaign against South Korea.
Seoul said that the blame for all the consequences of the escalation lies with the DPRK, but plans to fight the senders of leaflets for its part is not canceled.