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South Korea imposed sanctions on DPRK for its cooperation with Russia

Sep 22, 2023

Today, September 21, South Korea imposed new sanctions against the DPRK for its ties with Russia.

This is reported with reference to the South Korean Foreign Ministry.


It is noted that sanctions were imposed on 10 individuals and two organizations in connection with North Korea's nuclear program and arms trade with three countries, including Russia.

The North Korean Defense Minister and the Chief of Staff of the DPRK Armed Forces were subject to the restrictions.

The South Korean Foreign Ministry clarified that the sanctions are a response to North Korea's illegal activities that threaten the international community, as well as peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

In addition, South Korea has imposed separate sanctions against four individuals and two legal entities associated with North Korea's arms trade with Russia. These are the Slovak company Versor SRO and its CEO Ashot Mkrtychev from Slovakia, the statement says.

As a reminder, on September 13, the dictators of the DPRK and Russia, Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, met to discuss strengthening military cooperation. Kim also spoke about this with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Western media have reported that during the meeting, the parties may have agreed to transfer artillery ammunition to Russia.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 22/09/2023

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