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South Korea condemns Russia's ties with North Korea

South Korea condemns Russia's ties with North Korea Photo: South Korea expressed displeasure to Russia over its cooperation with North Korea (Getty Images)

South Korea has expressed dissatisfaction with Russia over its cooperation with North Korea. Seoul has urged Moscow to act responsibly in its relations with Pyongyang, reports Yonhap.

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea, Cho Byung Won, made a corresponding statement during the visit of his Russian counterpart, Andrey Rudenko, to Seoul.

"Cho expressed South Korea's firm stance on the growing military cooperation between Russia and North Korea and called on Moscow to act responsibly," the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

Seoul noted that during the meeting, issues of Korean-Russian relations, regional security, and Russia's war against Ukraine were discussed.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative also urged Russia to cooperate to prevent any violations of the rights of South Korean companies and citizens in Russia.

DPRK transferred missiles to Russia

Recall that in December 2023, the White House National Security Council Coordinator, John Kirby, stated that Russia had purchased ballistic missiles from North Korea, which were already used in strikes against Ukraine.

In early January, information surfaced that occupiers had targeted Kharkiv with North Korean missiles. Later, the prosecutor's office confirmed this and provided details.

Vadym Skibitsky, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, revealed in an interview with RBC-Ukraine that North Korea had actively supplied ammunition to Russia throughout the fall. According to intelligence estimates, the Russian army could have received about a million shells from the DPRK.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke about "red lines" when commenting on the supply of North Korean missiles to Russia.