Vladimir Putin is sending troops and equipment to Russia's border with North Korea over fears the US is preparing to attack Kim Jong-un. This was reported by the Daily Mail agency.
Russian President fears there will be a huge exodus of North Korean refugees if his American counterpart, Donald Trump, launches military action against Pyongyang, according to the daily.
This morning, footage emerged appearing to show how Putin is reinforcing his 11-mile border with North Korea by relocating troops and equipment.
There have been concerns that if a conflict breaks out Russia could face a humanitarian exodus from North Korea.
But Putin has been warned, too, that in the event of a US strike on Kim Jong-un's nuclear facilities, contamination could swiftly reach Russia.
'Railway trains loaded with military equipment moving towards Primorsky region via Khabarovsk have been noticed by locals,' reported primemedia.ru in the Russian far East - linking the development to the North Korean crisis.
'The movement of military equipment by different means of transport to southern areas is being observed across Primorsky region over the past week,' said military veteran Stanislva Sinitsyn.
Earlier it was reported that DPRK created special tactical troops, according to the source. A new kind of DPRK armed forces is probably aimed at confronting special forces of the United States and South Korea.