The North Korean regime has sent military personnel to several previously empty border posts after warning that it would increase the presence of troops in the demilitarized zones as tensions with South Korea escalate.
The North Korean armed forces expected on Wednesday the upcoming creation of “civilian police posts”, which have been removed under the current bilateral pact as a retaliatory measure against the south for further propaganda on the common border.
According to South Korean military sources, quoted by the Yonhap news agency, soldiers were seen in positions that were previously vacant as of late Wednesday. North Korea has around 150 jobs, some of which have been empty since the 2018 deals.
Pjöngang, who destroyed the Seoul Liaison Office this week, has also threatened to send troops to the Kaesong industrial complex and Mount Kumgang, although this point has not yet been confirmed.
A spokesman for the South Korean armed forces, Kim Jun Rak, has confirmed that Seoul “closely monitors” every military movement, “but no direct and visible measures have been identified.” Seoul has already warned the Kim Jong Un regime that it will “pay the price” for any war provocation.