Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said it was "unacceptable to spread military hysteria" as tensions heighten on the Korean peninsula.
Russia's ministry of foreign affairs tweeted:
Lavrov:All the embassies in Pyong Yang have been offered to evacuate; we are hoping to clarify the situation
We believe it is imperative to prevent hostilities on the Korean Peninsula. It is unacceptable to spread military hysteria
We see no alternative to a political, diplomatic resolution to the Korean Peninsula’s nuclear and other problems, based on UNSC resolutions
Through her tears, a North Korean woman told me how she had to escape: risk death while running across the border or die of starvation.
Memories of the Korean war are never far away in South Korea, where residents have grown used to living with the constant threat of war.
North Korea said it will withdraw workers from the Kaesong factory park run jointly with South Korea and suspend all operations there.