There North Korea expressed support forRussian annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Lugansk. Pyongyang then pointed the finger at the United Statesaccusing Washington of “to abuse“of the UN Security Council. We recall that Ukraine cut off diplomatic relations with the North last July, after the North Korean government recognized the independence of Donetsk and Lugansk.
The recognition of Pyongyang
The North Korean agency Kcna he quoted Jo Chol Su, Director General of the Department of International Organization at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to Jo, the referendum to join the Russian Federation “were held in line with the principles of UN Charter“.”We respect the wishes of the residents who aspired to integration and support Moscow’s position to make the aforementioned regions part of Russia“, he then added.
At the same time, North Korea’s foreign ministry stepped straight in on Washington, arguing that the United States applies. “double bandit standards“to the management of international business. “To keep their unipolar world unchallenged, the United States interferes with the internal affairs of numerous independent countries and violates their rights by abusing the UN Security Council.“, reiterated Jo himself.
“The United States has waged wars of aggression against sovereign states such as the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq, but has never been condemned by the Security Council. The days when the United States can use the Advise as a shield and a means of aggression to maintain one’s supremacy“, reads, again, in the note released.
The axis between Kim and Putin
Why has Pyongyang expressed itself in these terms on the Ukrainian question? There are multiple possible explanations. First, the path taken by Kim Jong Un it is yet another confirmation of how North Korea has no intention of abiding by the international standards defined by the West.
It is also clear that the North Koreans are trying to use the events inherent in Ukraine in every way as a lever to strengthen ties with the Russia. Pyongyang’s support for Moscow is now consolidated and the Kremlin has promptly reciprocated by blocking – together with China – any resolution of the Security Council condemning Pyongyang for missile tests carried out since the beginning of 2022, at least 23 between ballistic and cruise. In supporting Vladimir Putin, Kim could receive other non-negligible benefits. Moscow could, for example, be less rigorous in imposing international sanctions to North Korea. In addition to buying armaments and other equipment, as reported by some rumors denied, however, by the two countries involved.
Meanwhile South Korean and US fighters have conducted precision attack drills, in response to Pyongyang’s launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM). “With the participation of four South Korean Air Force F-15Ks and four United States Air Force F-16 fighters, the South Korean F-15Ks dropped two bombs on a virtual target at the Jikdo Range in the West Sea.“said the South Korean Joint Chief of Staff, referring to the Yellow Sea.