TASS reports that the Russian mission to deny information that appeared in the Western media that Russia had blocked the adoption of UN security Council resolution on North Korea.
Press Secretary of the permanent mission of the Russian Federation Fedor Strzygowski told the Russian news Agency that the representatives of Russia did not agree with the definition of start-up as tests of Intercontinental ballistic missiles and asked to make appropriate adjustments.
According to Strzygowski, it occurred «in the ordinary work on the document.»
Earlier, Reuters, citing a diplomatic source said that Russia blocked a draft resolution condemning recent launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.
On 4 July the authorities of the DPRK announced the successful test of its first Intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-14 with a range of 933 km and lofted trajectory 2802 kilometres. This information was confirmed by us intelligence. However, the Russian defense Ministry announced that the Korean missile was not up to the declared altitude and flew about 510 miles, is 933. Thus, the Russian military claim that North Korea tested medium-range missiles.