February 25, 2024
Border Controls

Roughly a thousand North Korean workers remain in Russia, despite UN ban: MFA

"Limited" transport options responsible for delay, spokesperson Maria Zakharova says

Roughly a thousand North Korean laborers remain in Russian territory, a spokesperson for the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said Thursday, over a month after UN sanctions requiring their repatriation came into effect.

Speaking during a briefing to press, MFA spokesperson Maria Zakharova insisted that the country was nonetheless "strictly fulfilling" its obligations under United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2397.