September 26, 2023

Ukraine should make call on North Korean workers in Russia-controlled Donbas: US

State Department spokesperson says talk of DPRK-Donbas cooperation is ‘affront to the sovereignty’ of Ukraine

Ukraine reserves the right to make decisions about North Korean workers entering Russia-controlled areas in its eastern Donbas breakaway region, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said Wednesday.

The comments came after the Russian ambassador to North Korea suggested earlier this week that Pyongyang could send workers to two self-declared republics in Donbas despite U.N. sanctions prohibiting such activity.