April 24, 2024

South Korea sanctions Russian ships over alleged arms shipments to North Korea

Seoul also designates Russian companies linked to DPRK’s deployment of overseas IT workers to earn money for regime

South Korea sanctioned two Russian ships linked to North Korea’s arms trade with Moscow on Tuesday, as well as Russian individuals and companies allegedly involved in Pyongyang’s deployment of overseas information technology workers.

Alongside the unilateral sanctions, Seoul’s foreign ministry issued a press release calling on Russia to immediately cease “illegal cooperation” with North Korea, especially military cooperation in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

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