Why Russia continues to skirt North Korea sanctions | NK News
June 13, 2024

Why Russia continues to skirt North Korea sanctions

Moscow turns a blind eye to breaches of UN measures in the name of economic sustainability

Increasing in severity as they have, sanctions against the DPRK have not inflicted the maximum punitive effect intended. This is not due to the inefficacy of sanctions, many argue, but rather the failure of specific countries of faithfully implement them to the fullest.

Among the parties drawing accusations of half-hearted compliance is Russia, to which the dubious distinction of having created the concept of "coal laundering" belongs.

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