Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
The Korean People’s Army [KPA] released a “crucial report” on May 27 (Friday) concerning a skirmish between the ROK Navy and two vessels DPRK vessels (one a fishing trawler and another a KPA Navy patrol boat) on the morning of a May 27. The KPA Supreme Command said:
Today the south Korean puppet military gangsters committed such grave military provocation as intruding into the southwestern sea under our side’s control and firing 40 mm rocket gun shells at our navy’s ferryboat on a routine duty.
They started their premeditated military provocation by making three speedboats of the puppet navy’s 2nd Fleet and a vessel of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries sail 6.4 km across the extension of the Military Demarcation Line in sea waters west of Paekryo’ng Island and southwest of Yo’np’yo’ng Island four times between 05;53 to 07;20.
Our side gave several warnings, but they refused to withdraw their ships, asserting that they were on a routine duty in the waters under their control.
Then they fired in succession 40 mm rocket gun shells straight toward the ferryboat of our navy, which was pulling a wrecked boat in the waters under out side’s control. The ferryboat is an unarmed vessel which is for mail delivery and liaison.
This reckless military provocation is the revelation of the south Korean puppet group’s vicious intention and hackneyed trick to inveigle our side into a provocation case by driving the situation to an extreme phase and then let the reactionary media mislead the public opinion with propaganda that the case was provoked by our side
The puppet military ran amuck to escalate the provocation, issuing an order to put its combat air division based in Suwon on standby for emergency sortie.
After all, the situation in those waters is inching to the unpredictable extreme phase.
Under the prevailing situation, the KPA units on the southwestern front are waiting for an order to launch an annihilating attack, ready for making retaliatory strikes.