In North Korea executed the chief of the General staff of the Korean people’s army ri Yong Gil, reports the South Korean Agency Yonhap. According to the Agency, a senior military official was accused of corruption and other crimes.
According to sources familiar with the situation in North Korea, the army General also accused the desire for personal enrichment, reports NEWSru.com.
According to one source Agency, ri Yong Gil, was executed last week, when the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN headed the Presidium joint meeting of the workers ‘ party of Korea and the military.
Ri Yong Gil was appointed chief of the General staff in 2013 and has earned the position of leader of the DPRK. He accompanied the leader during his numerous trips on military exercises and on-site inspections of the defense Ministry. However, he was absent at the joint meeting of the workers ‘ party of Korea and the military, as well as at the festive events dedicated to the successful satellite launch last Sunday.
Notes on these activities, North Korean media did not mention Lee Yong-Gil — stead in the news featured the General Lee Myoung-soo.
According to Yonhap, Lee Myoung su — former national security Minister — could replace Lee Yong-Gil as chief of the General staff.
«Lee Yong-Gil is known as a loyal supporter of the principles, therefore, probably, the DPRK refers to the charges to justify his execution», — said the source Agency. He also did not rule out the possibility that Lee objected to the recent appointment of party leaders in key military posts. He also added that the party leadership was able to work out a plot to eliminate Li.
We will remind, South Korean media often got trapped with reports of executions of senior officials of the Northern neighbor.
So, in November of last years «arose» Han Gwang San, who disappeared from sight in March and was declared executed.
In may, defense Minister of the DPRK Hyon Yong Chol, allegedly shot by anti-aircraft guns for treason, aired Korean TV. South Korean media claimed that the General was punished for having fallen asleep at an official event with the participation of the head of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN.
In North Korea executed the chief of the General staff of the Korean people’s army — media 10.02.2016