Hundreds of Russians have reportedly been ordered to move away from their homes near country's border with North Korea following its latest missile test.
Around 1,500 people were told by the country's emergencies ministry to leave the area around the 24-mile border that runs along the Tumen River.
The order came after Pyongyang's provocative launch of a nuclear-capable, intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, earlier this week.
It was the secretive communist state's 13th launch this year.
Russian authorities gave a verbal order that the inhabitants should move away from the border, according to Mail Online, citing Kremlin-linked media sources.
The missile launch prompted outrage from Japan and the UN Security Council, while South Korea and the US conducted test bombings in a show of force.
US President Donald Trump, subsequently tweeted: "The US has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!"
His social media outburst came as China pushed for diplomatic talks.
Russia said it wanted Pyongyang to show restraint and avoid any new provocative actions, while calling on the US and its allies to refrain from any military escalation.
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