North Korea Backs Russia’s Proclaimed Annexation Of 4 Ukrainian Regions. The foreign ministry of North Korea stated on Tuesday that it supports Russia‘s declared annexation of a portion of Ukraine and accused the United States of using “gangster-like double standards” when meddling in the internal affairs of other nations.
A U.S.-led U.N. Security Council resolution denouncing the declared annexation was vetoed by Russia on Friday, supporting Moscow’s argument that the regions voluntarily chose to become a part of Russia, according to state media KCNA.
Washington urged U.N. members not to recognize Ukraine’s new status, and Kyiv and Western officials denounced the referendums as a hoax. Washington also urged Russia to withdraw its forces from areas where it has captured land by force and war is still raging.
North Korea Backs Russia’s Proclaimed Annexation Of 4 Ukrainian Regions. Jo Chol Su, director-general of international organisations at Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry, said the referendums were held legitimately in line with the U.N. charter, but the United States was holding “gangster-like double standards” after having invaded other countries to maintain its own “supremacy”.
“To maintain the unchallenged ‘unipolar world’, the U.S. interferes in the internal affairs of independent countries and infringes upon their legal rights by abusing the UNSC,” Jo said in a statement carried by KCNA.
“The U.S. unleashed wars of aggression against sovereign states including former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq, but the U.S. has not been called into question by the UNSC.”
Jo said the Security Council would face consequences if it follows Washington’s “highhanded and arbitrary practices and partial and double-standards acts.”
Ukraine severed relations with North Korea, an old Cold-War ally with Russia, in July after Pyongyang recognised two breakaway self-proclaimed republics in Ukraine’s east.
The United States said last month that Russia was in the buying millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea for use in Ukraine.
But North Korea rejected the report, warning Washington to “keep its mouth shut” and stop creating rumours “tarnishing” the country’s image.