South Korea prioritizes stable relations with Russia over supplying weapons to Ukraine.

The Yonhap news agency, citing a representative of the South Korean president, said that Seoul does not supply weapons to Kyiv to maintain stable relations with Russia, not excluding the possibility of doing so in the future.

“There is no law in South Korea prohibiting the supply of weapons to another country at war. The instructions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also do not contain a provision prohibiting the provision of military assistance to a third country in a state of war. difficult situation,” he said.

“We are not doing this because South Korea, while actively supporting the international community in protecting the freedom of Ukrainian citizens, must at the same time manage relations with Russia in a stable manner,” he added.

On Wednesday, South Korean President Yoon Seok-yul said that if Ukraine witnesses a situation that the international community “cannot tolerate” such as a large-scale attack “against civilians,” it would be difficult for Seoul to insist on only providing humanitarian or financial support to Kiev, such way for the first time., put forward the possibility of providing military assistance to Ukraine.

The representative of the South Korean president confirmed his commitment to the position voiced by Yoon Seok-yol, considering his statements “logical” and representing a “principled answer”, and indicated that “what we will do in the future will depend on (Russia’s actions)).”

In response to Yoon Seok Yula’s statement, Moscow warned that any supply of weapons to Kyiv is an anti-Russian action, would mean “drawing into the conflict” and would have an extremely negative impact on bilateral relations.

Source: agencies

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