Russian Deputy Defense Minister, S Korean Envoy Discuss Asia-Pacific Region

© AP Photo / Ahn Young-joonSouth Korean protesters stage a rally to oppose the possible deployment of the United States' advanced defense system THAAD, a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, on Korea Peninsula, in front of the government complex in Seoul, South Korea (File)
South Korean protesters stage a rally to oppose the possible deployment of the United States' advanced defense system THAAD, a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, on Korea Peninsula, in front of the government complex in Seoul, South Korea (File) - Sputnik International
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According to Russian Defense Ministry, Anatoly Antonov and South Korea's Ambassador to Russia Park Ro-byug discussed on Thursday the current situation on the Korean Peninsula and the Asia-Pacific region in general.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov and South Korea's Ambassador to Russia Park Ro-byug discussed on Thursday the current situation on the Korean Peninsula and the Asia-Pacific region in general, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"During the meeting, Antonov stressed the importance of political-diplomatic resolution of the situation on the Korean Peninsula aimed at preventing the escalation of tensions in North Eastern Asia," the ministry said in a statement.

"At the same time, the Russian deputy defense minister noted that the planned deployment of US THAAD missile defense systems in South Korea will have a negative impact on the military-political situation in the region," the statement said.

Washington argues that the deployment of Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense systems in South Korea is necessary to protect US and allied South Korean forces on the Korean Peninsula in light of continuing North Korea's nuclear tests and multiple ballistic missile launches.

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