Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Russia offered its country’s “full support and solidarity” with Moscow in a letter sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, state media reported.
Kim sent a message of congratulations on the National Day to Russia, one of the few countries that maintains friendly relations with Pyongyang.
His message, released by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), did not directly mention the invasion of Ukraine or Moscow’s involvement in an armed conflict, but praised Putin’s “correct decision and directives…to thwart the threats of mounting hostile forces”.
She added that the North Korean people offer “full support and solidarity with the Russian people in their all-out struggle to carry out their sacred cause to preserve the sovereign rights, development and interests of their country against the imperialists’ tyrannical and arbitrary practices.”
This is the latest message of support from Pyongyang to Moscow since the beginning of the war in Ukraine.
north korea He called this conflict an American “proxy war” to destroy Russia, and condemned Western military assistance to Kiev.
In January, the United States accused North Korea of ​​supplying missiles and rockets to the Russian mercenary group Wagner. Pyongyang denied the allegation.
And in March, Washington claimed it had evidence that Moscow was looking to Pyongyang to supply weapons for its offensive in Ukraine, in exchange for food aid for impoverished North Korea.
As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, Russia has long maintained its stance against increasing pressure on North Korea, which is under multiple sanctions by the United Nations and the West over its nuclear weapons and missile programmes.


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