Despite criticism, Pyongyang has staged a massive military parade just one day before the opening of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Seoul earlier called the move “intimidating.”
North Korea held the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of its armed forces, the Korean People’s Army (KPA). The parade came on the eve of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, where the teams of the two countries will march under a unified Korea flag at the opening ceremony.
A video released by KRT state TV shows thousands of troops marching through the central Pyongyang square followed by multiple armored vehicles. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and top military officials observed the parade. The black-clad leader was accompanied at the parade by his wife, Ri Sol-ju. (Inputs from RT)