December 09, 2023

Russian military aid to North Korea would be ‘direct provocation,’ Yoon tells UN

South Korean leader’s speech is warning Seoul could ‘hurt Russia’ by providing weapons to Ukraine, expert says

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol condemned possible Russian assistance for North Korea’s nuclear program as a “direct provocation,” warning that Seoul and its allies would respond to military cooperation between Moscow and Pyongyang.

In his speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, Yoon also criticized Russia for invading Ukraine and allegedly purchasing weapons from North Korea despite being a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.