October 24, 2020

Oil embargo of North Korea would hurt civilians, says Putin

At summit with Moon, Russian President reiterates belief that pressure will not stay DPRK's hand

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday expressed his opposition to proposals to cut off oil supplies to North Korea, Seoul's presidential office said.

Speaking at a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the sidelines of the third Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, the Russian President reiterated his view that Pyongyang will not “give up its nuclear weapons to keep its security no matter how much pressure."