October 23, 2021

Russia says it is willing to provide vaccines to North Korea if needed

But foreign minister Sergey Lavrov stresses that COVID-19 outbreak in the DPRK unlikely

Russia is willing to provide COVID-19 vaccines to North Korea if needed, Moscow’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on Wednesday.

His offer came a week after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held an enlarged politburo meeting to scold officials for causing a “grave” incident related to the country’s prolonged COVID-19 prevention efforts.