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South Korea to lift any restrictions on aid to Ukraine if Russia provides precision weapons to North Korea

23 June, 2024 Sunday
17:35

South Korean National Security Advisor Chang Ho-jin has said that the country "will not be bound by anything" to help Ukraine if Russia transfers precision weaponry to North Korea

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Yonhap News Agency reports on June 23.

Chang emphasized that Seoul's decision depends on what Russia does in its military dealings with North Korea.

"I would like to emphasize that it all depends on what Russia will do. Will there be any line remaining for us if Russia gives precision weapons to North Korea?" he stated.

South Korea has said it will reconsider its position of not supplying weapons to Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a strategic partnership treaty that commits each other to mutual defense and military technology cooperation.

Chang said not only South Korea but also Russia should make efforts to improve bilateral relations. 

"If they want to restore and move Korea-Russia relations forward, I would like to reiterate that the Russian side should think carefully," he said.

  • On June 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited North Korea at the invitation of its president Kim Jong Un. The countries signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement that includes mutual assistance in case of an attack on either signatory. Additionally, the North Korean leader expressed 'unconditional support' for Russia in its war against Ukraine.



 
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