Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) -- The Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army released the following crucial report on Friday:
Today the south Korean puppet military gangsters committed such
grave military provocation as intruding into the southwestern sea under
our side's control and firing 40 mm rocket gun shells at our navy's
ferryboat on a routine duty.
They started their premeditated military provocation by making three
speedboats of the puppet navy's 2nd Fleet and a vessel of the Ministry
of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries sail 6.4 km across the extension of
the Military Demarcation Line in sea waters west of Paekryong Island and
southwest of Yonphyong Island four times between 05;53 to 07;20.
Our side gave several warnings, but they refused to withdraw their
ships, asserting that they were on a routine duty in the waters under
Then they fired in succession 40 mm rocket gun shells straight
toward the ferryboat of our navy, which was pulling a wrecked boat in
the waters under out side's control. The ferryboat is an unarmed vessel
which is for mail delivery and liaison.
This reckless military provocation is the revelation of the south
Korean puppet group's vicious intention and hackneyed trick to inveigle
our side into a provocation case by driving the situation to an extreme
phase and then let the reactionary media mislead the public opinion with
propaganda that the case was provoked by our side.
The puppet military ran amuck to escalate the provocation, issuing
an order to put its combat air division based in Suwon on standby for
After all, the situation in those waters is inching to the unpredictable extreme phase.
Under the prevailing situation, the KPA units on the southwestern
front are waiting for an order to launch an annihilating attack, ready
for making retaliatory strikes. -0-