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South Korea summons Russian ambassador after Putin, Kim summit – POLITICO


South Korea summoned the Russian ambassador on Tuesday to demand an immediate end to military cooperation between the Kremlin and North Korea, following a meeting last week between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un.

Seoul “strongly urged Russia to immediately end its military cooperation with North Korea and comply with (UN) Security Council resolutions,” First Vice Foreign Minister Chang Ho said. -jin in a written statement after a meeting with Andrei Borisovich Kulik, the Russian foreign minister. ambassador.

Kulik was told that Russia’s violations of the UN Security Council resolution on non-proliferation would have “obvious consequences and that such actions would also have a very negative impact on US-Russian relations.”

Kim and Putin talked about weapons and satellite technology at their summit in Russia and Putin “gratefully” accepted an invitation to North Korea. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to visit Pyongyang in October.