December 07, 2023

North Korea voices support for Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory

Foreign ministry accuses UN of harboring ‘gangster-like double standards’ after vote to condemn Moscow fails

North Korea supports Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territory, according to a foreign ministry statement released Tuesday, after the U.N. Security Council failed to condemn the takeover.

Russia moved to annex the east and southeast Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson through a referendum in late September that the EU, U.S. and others have condemned as illegitimate.