August 11, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol says Ukraine crisis creates space for North Korean ‘provocations’

Experts dubious about linking the two situations, say Ukraine has ‘little impact' on North Korea’s calculations

South Korea’s leading conservative presidential candidate suggested on Sunday that North Korea may take advantage of the U.S. focus on Ukraine to conduct “strategic provocations.”

Yoon Suk-yeol’s remarks were the first time that a leading presidential candidate in the upcoming March 9 election attempted to link North Korea with the crisis in Eastern Europe.