How North Korea played into South Korea’s slow-motion condemnation of Russia | NK News
June 17, 2024
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How North Korea played into South Korea’s slow-motion condemnation of Russia

Fear of losing Moscow’s support for inter-Korean policies likely a factor in response to Ukraine crisis, observers say

Invaded 70 years ago by North Korea and having counted on widespread international support to end the conflict, South Korea has been slow to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, inviting sharp criticism domestically and abroad.

The Blue House initially refrained from condemning Moscow for starting the conflict last week and avoided using the word “invasion” — while underscoring it had no plans to impose unilateral sanctions on Russia.

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