According to official media on Sunday, North Korea conveyed its willingness to provide unwavering assistance to Russia in quelling a recent rebellion.
According to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Im Chon Il “expressed firm belief that the recent armed rebellion in Russia would be successfully put down” at a meeting with the Russian ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora.
This weekend, heavily armed Russian mercenaries belonging to the Wagner gang drew back after marching nearly all the way to Moscow. As a result, Russia’s most significant security crisis in decades was alleviated.
According to KCNA, Im also stated that the “strong Russian army and people would surely overcome trials and ordeals and heroically emerge victorious in the special military operation against Ukraine.” This statement was made in reference to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
It is the most recent statement of support that Pyongyang has sent to Moscow since the start of the war in Ukraine, which Pyongyang has branded as a “proxy war” being waged by the United States to destroy Russia.
Russia, which is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, has long maintained its position against increasing pressure on North Korea, which is now subject to extensive sanctions imposed by the United Nations and the West due to its nuclear weapons and missile programs.