Russia today said it will go ahead with plans to hold naval exercises near North Korea in June despite rising tensions between the two Koreas.
The exercises were planned before a report of international investigators last week found North Korea responsible for the March sinking of a South Korean warship, in which 46 sailors died.
Russia maintains ties with North Korea.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Igor Lyakin-Frolov today said that Moscow needs "100 percent proof" that North Korea sank the ship.
compiled from agency reports