Seoul arms supplies to Ukraine depend on Russia-DPRK military cooperation - official

    WORLD  23 June 2024 - 10:35

    South Korea will not restrict itself in any way in delivering weapons to Ukraine if Russia hands over advanced military technologies to North Korea, South Korea's national security adviser said.

    "I would like to emphasize that it all depends on Russia’s actions. Will any lines remain for us if Russia gives high-precision weapons to North Korea?" Director of National Security Chang Ho-jin told the KBS television, TASS reports.

    Chang Ho-jin did not elaborate on types of weapons that can be delivered and on circumstances that would make this possible, because, in this case, Seoul will lose its leverage over the Russian side.

    "We are not the only ones who should pay effort to control the situation in bilateral relations. It appears that Russia’s latest actions were inching closer and closer to the red line. That is why, if they want to restore the relations between Russia and the Republic of Korea after the conflict, the Russian side should also weigh in all aspects very carefully," the South Korean official said.

    On June 19, Russia and North Korea signed a comprehensive strategic partnership treaty that provides for military assistance in the event of a defensive war.

    South Korean National Security Adviser Chang Ho-jin said on Thursday that the agreement undermined the country's security and that Seoul would reconsider its position on arms supplies to Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the new agreement does not pose a security issue for South Korea. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Channel One that only potential aggressors could object to the clause on military assistance in the event of a defensive war. South Korea has previously provided humanitarian and financial aid to Kiev, as well as military supplies of a non-lethal nature, but not weapons.

    Caliber.Az

    Subscribe to our Telegram channel


Read also

SpaceX rocket accident leaves company’s Starlink satellites in wrong orbit

13 July 2024 - 16:14

Children killed in Nigeria school collapse

13 July 2024 - 15:24

Israeli military targets Hamas paraglider warehouse in Rafah

13 July 2024 - 17:57

Poland mulls proposal to intercept Russian missiles over Ukraine

13 July 2024 - 17:32

Chinese, Belarusian troops begin live-fire phase in joint drill

13 July 2024 - 13:24

French left rejects Macron’s call for unity Tensions rise Ahead of 2024 Olympics

13 July 2024 - 13:00
ADVERTS
Video
Latest news

    PM Kobakhidze sets 2030 goal for Georgia's EU integration

    13 July 2024 - 18:10

    Israeli military targets Hamas paraglider warehouse in Rafah

    13 July 2024 - 17:57

    Former Armenian defence official accused of illegally selling military pantheon lands

    13 July 2024 - 17:45

    Poland mulls proposal to intercept Russian missiles over Ukraine

    13 July 2024 - 17:32

    President Ilham Aliyev endorses agreements with UN, Ethiopia

    13 July 2024 - 17:20

    Turkish forces tighten grip on PKK in northern Iraq, uncover terrorist depots

    VIDEO

    13 July 2024 - 17:08

    Türkiye seizes 1,564 firearms in nationwide crackdown on illegal weapons

    13 July 2024 - 16:56

    COP29 President, OSCE chief mull Azerbaijan's vision for climate conference

    13 July 2024 - 16:42

    President Aliyev hosts OSCE Secretary General to discuss COP29, regional co-op

    13 July 2024 - 16:33

    Sullivan engages with Indian counterpart amid US concerns over Modi's Russia visit

    13 July 2024 - 16:28

    SpaceX rocket accident leaves company’s Starlink satellites in wrong orbit

    13 July 2024 - 16:14

    Elon Musk accuses EU of covert deal as X faces digital services act violations

    13 July 2024 - 16:00

    Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry extends national day greetings to Montenegro

    13 July 2024 - 15:48

    Azerbaijan, OSCE focus on prospects for bilateral cooperation

    Regional, international security issues

    13 July 2024 - 15:36

    Children killed in Nigeria school collapse

    13 July 2024 - 15:24

    Azerbaijan sees surge in air passenger traffic, led by Russia and Türkiye

    13 July 2024 - 15:12

    Azerbaijani servicemen shine in Aktau-hosted military drills

    PHOTO/VIDEO

    13 July 2024 - 15:00

    What does Azerbaijan want from Armenia?

    National interests over maximalism

    13 July 2024 - 14:48

    Fatal bus crash in Türkiye's Mugla leaves two dead, dozens injured

    PHOTO

    13 July 2024 - 14:36

    Georgia, Armenia explore strategic partnership, regional stability

    13 July 2024 - 14:24

    Border incident reinforces Azerbaijan's stance on Zangazur corridor security

    Post-conflict focus

    13 July 2024 - 14:15

    Azerbaijani Constitutional Court chairman highlights key issues in Armenia-Azerbaijan peace talks

    13 July 2024 - 14:12

    Unexpected victory: Pezeshkian's win signals hope for Iran's future

    Will he be up to expectations?

    13 July 2024 - 14:00

    Azerbaijan-Armenia: Three gradations of accord: Where are we now?

    Contemplations with Orkhan Amashov/VIDEO

    13 July 2024 - 13:48

    Iran’s new president outlines plans for strengthening relations with neighbors

    Achieving regional stability

    13 July 2024 - 13:36

    Chinese, Belarusian troops begin live-fire phase in joint drill

    13 July 2024 - 13:24

    Azerbaijan-Pakistan: Trade under preferential conditions

    Following President Aliyev's visit

    13 July 2024 - 13:18

    UN calls on Russia to withdraw from Europe's largest NPP in Ukraine

    13 July 2024 - 13:12

    Azerbaijan, Montenegro enjoy good traditions of friendship, cooperation - President

    13 July 2024 - 13:02

    French left rejects Macron’s call for unity

    Tensions rise Ahead of 2024 Olympics

    13 July 2024 - 13:00

    Armenia to face CSTO contribution for 2025

    Despite 2024 payment refusal

    13 July 2024 - 12:48

    Azerbaijan-Pakistan forge deeper bonds

    Strengthening centuries-old brotherhood

    13 July 2024 - 12:36

    Russia intercepts drones over Belgorod, Kursk, Rostov regions

    13 July 2024 - 12:24

    Poland recognizes 1944 Crimean Tatar deportation as genocide

    13 July 2024 - 12:12

    West attempts to pull Armenia away from CSTO

    Russian representative says

    13 July 2024 - 12:00

    North Korea decries "illegal" joint NATO declaration

    13 July 2024 - 11:48

    Khankandi operation uncovers Armenian weapons cache

    VIDEO from Azerbaijan’s Interior Ministry

    13 July 2024 - 11:36

    Israel challenges Türkiye's NATO membership amid dispute over NATO co-op

    13 July 2024 - 11:24

    Biden says Israel, Hamas agree on framework for Gaza ceasefire

    13 July 2024 - 11:12

    Iranian president denies nuclear weapons ambitions

    Criticizes US policy

    13 July 2024 - 11:00

All news