On Sunday, state media reported that North Korea offered its full support to Russia after the Wagner paramilitary group rebelled.
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KCNA reported that North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Im Chun-il “expressed his firm belief that the recent armed rebellion in Russia will be successfully suppressed” in a meeting with Russian Ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegura.
Paramilitary forces of the Wagner Group began to leave their positions in Russia under the orders of its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, who dealt with his face after he challenged the authority of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mr. M emphasized that “the Russian army and its people will definitely overcome hardships and emerge heroically victorious from the special military operation against Ukraine,” according to KCNA.
For Leif-Eric Easley, a professor at Ewha University in Seoul, Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine threatens “the stability of the Russian state.”
He added, “There will be repercussions for the Russian-Chinese-North Korean bloc, and there is no doubt that officials in Beijing and Pyongyang are taking notes to avoid repeating Moscow’s mistakes.”
North Korea has called the conflict a US “proxy war” aimed at destroying Russia and condemned Western military aid to Kiev.
As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, Russia has long vetoed new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program and repeated missile strikes.