October 01, 2023

North Korea confirms plan to send workers to Russia-occupied Ukraine

Donetsk breakaway state says its leader also seeks meeting with Kim Jong Un as two sides hold talks in Moscow

North Korea plans to send laborers to Russia-occupied Donetsk in eastern Ukraine after lifting pandemic border restrictions, according to the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) foreign ministry, while the breakaway region’s leader has also expressed interest in meeting with Kim Jong Un.

North Korean Ambassador to Russia Sin Hong Chol explained Pyongyang’s plans during a meeting to discuss officially establishing diplomatic ties with DPR Ambassador to Russia Olga Makeeva in Moscow last Friday, the DPR foreign ministry report said.