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South Korea’s State Adviser: Russia’s transfer of technology to DPRK will lift restrictions on arms transfers to Ukraine

South Korea’s State Adviser: Russia’s transfer of technology to DPRK will lift restrictions on arms transfers to Ukraine

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South Korea’s National Security Advisor Chang Ho-jin has named the conditions under which Ukraine will receive weapons.

He said this during his participation in the KBS television program.

He noted that the transfer of weapons to Ukraine will directly depend on similar actions by Russia, which plans to transfer technology and high-precision weapons to the DPRK.

“The limit for South Korea is if Russia transfers high-precision weapons or technology to North Korea,” Chang Ho-jin said.

In addition, he noted that once this “red line” is crossed, South Korea will not hesitate to support Ukraine and transfer all possible lethal weapons.

It is worth reminding that after Russia and the DPRK signed a strategic partnership agreement, which also includes military assistance to each other in the event of aggression, the South Korean government urgently began considering lifting the ban on arms supplies to Ukraine.

This is primarily due to the threat posed by the DPRK, which may receive modern missile technology and missile weapons from Russia.

It should be noted that South Korea currently has a ban on the transfer of lethal weapons to Ukraine. In addition, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol confirmed his position on the ban on arms transfers to Ukraine on May 9, 2024.

Representatives of the Russian government reacted negatively to South Korea’s announcement, noting that the transfer of arms would be a “big mistake” that would worsen relations between the two countries.

In turn, South Korean officials are seeking to reach an agreement to improve relations with Russia and thus ensure a more peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula.

As a reminder, Russia and the DPRK have signed a strategic partnership agreement, which also includes military assistance to each other in case of aggression.

The agreement was concluded during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Pyongyang, where he met with DPRK Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

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