MOSCOW, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that it had tracked North Korea's rocket launch along a southern trajectory from the North Korean peninsula, the Interfax-AVN military news agency said, citing a source.
"Early warning missile systems monitored the North Korean rocket. Its flight took a southern course from the North Korean peninsula. It posed no threat to Russia," Interfax-AVN quoted an unnamed Defence Ministry source as saying.
North Korea launched a long-range rocket for the second time this year on Wednesday local time, and may have succeeded in putting a satellite into space, the stated aim of what critics say is a disguised ballistic missile test..