December 17, 2010 / 12:43 PM / 9 years ago

Russia calls on South Korea to halt military drill

MOSCOW, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Russia on Friday called on South Korea to halt plans for a military exercise in the Yellow Sea that it said could escalate tensions with North Korea.

“The Russian Federation... calls on the Republic of Korea to refrain from holding the planned firing of artillery in order to prevent the further escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. (Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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