South Korea has demanded that Russia immediately stop strengthening military cooperation with North Korea and is preparing to take strict measures if this cooperation threatens its security. This information was reported by the South Korean Foreign Ministry.
South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Jang Ho-jin summoned the Russian ambassador to Seoul. According to the South Korean Foreign Ministry, this was done to "convey Korea's strict position on the recent discussions about the arms deal and military cooperation between Russia and North Korea" on the occasion of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's visit to Russia.
South Korea also called on Russia to comply with the UN Security Council resolution.
Jin emphasized that South Korea will cooperate with the international community to respond decisively to any actions that may threaten its security.
The statement comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un discussed military cooperation during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week. This has raised concerns that Russia and North Korea are trading artillery and missiles that could be used for aggressive actions against Ukraine.