February 21, 2024

Yoon’s comments on North Korea trigger back and forth between Seoul and Moscow

South Korea slams Russian support for Pyongyang while Kremlin cries foul over ROK-US cooperation

South Korea and Russia have gone back and forth in recent days after Moscow took issue with President Yoon Suk-yeol's description of North Korea at a recent defense meeting. 

Seoul’s foreign ministry summoned Russian Ambassador Georgy Zinoviev as a “firm protest” against the Kremlin on Saturday after the Russian foreign ministry called Yoon’s remarks “biased,” “odious,” and designed to obscure aggressive plans toward the DPRK.