July 01, 2022

Ukraine’s disarmament invited Russian invasion, Yoon campaign spokesman claims

South Korean presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol’s team suggests ROK’s situation will mirror Ukraine if opponent wins

As Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine and residents of the capital city sheltered from missile strikes inside dark subway stations, South Korean presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol’s campaign implied that Kyiv is at least partly to blame. 

Ukraine was invaded because it gave up arming itself and was “negligent” about building alliance partners, campaign spokesperson Chang Young-il alleged on Friday, hours after Yoon argued that an end-of-war declaration with North Korea is meaningless if South Korea is not militarily powerful and backed by allies.