July 04, 2022

North Korea slams US actions as ‘root cause’ of crisis in Ukraine

Foreign ministry statement does not mention Russian invasion, criticizes US ‘disregard’ of Moscow’s security concerns

U.S. actions that “disregard” Russian security concerns are a “root cause of the Ukrainian crisis,” North Korea’s foreign ministry said Saturday, in its first statement since Moscow launched a military invasion of its neighbor days earlier.

The commentary, which does not specifically mention the invasion itself, comes after the DPRK’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) criticized the U.S. earlier this month for “proliferating the wild rumor of ‘invasion of Ukraine.’”