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Attack on the US Ambassador to South Korea or a second provocation in one week
After Boris Nemtsov's death, as expected by some political analysts, an attack on the American ambassador took place. However, this is not happening in Russia, but in Seoul, where Mark Lippert, the US ambassador to South Korea, is wounded. The attacker turns out to be 55-year-old South Korean citizen Kim Gi-jong, who is believed to have visited North Korea on several occasions and is a leftist.
All this takes place against the background of large-scale US-South Korean military maneuvers Foal Eagle and Key Resolve.
As previously reported in EastRussia, in response to maneuvers towards the Sea of Japan, two short-range ballistic missiles were launched from the western coast of North Korea. The government of Japan, in turn, instructed the profile ministries to ensure the safety of Japanese aircraft and ships, having begun collecting information in cooperation with South Korea and the United States.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye called the attack on the American ambassador in Seoul an "attack on the alliance" of South Korea with the United States.
Earlier, the US State Department, US Secretary of State John Kerry, South Korean Foreign Ministry condemned the attack on the diplomat.