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Jacob Fromer is NK News's Washington DC correspondent. He previously worked in the U.S. Senate.
The German and Russian missions to the United Nations expressed alarm about the humanitarian situation in North Korea on Friday, but presented widely diverging views on what they say has caused the crisis.
In tweets posted after an online UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting, Russia called sanctions "collective punishment" against citizens of the DPRK, while Germany condemned North Korea's "hypocrisy" in blocking help that the outside world is trying to bring to the country.