February 28, 2024

Russia’s new ambassador to ROK denies any weapons trade with North Korea

Georgy Zinoviev also warned Seoul not to supply weapons to Kyiv if it wants to maintain ties with Moscow

Russia’s new ambassador to South Korea denied that any arms deals with North Korea have occurred and repeated warnings that ROK support for Ukraine beyond humanitarian assistance would cross a “red line” and trigger retaliation from Moscow. 

Following his appointment earlier this month, Ambassador Georgy Zinoviev spoke to numerous South Korean outlets and stressed the need for Moscow and Seoul to stabilize their relations. 

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