South Korea summoned the Russian ambassador on Tuesday to demand an immediate stop to the military cooperation between the Kremlin and North Korea, after a meeting last week between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un.
Seoul “strongly urged Russia to immediately halt its military cooperation with North Korea and comply with [UN] Security Council resolutions,” First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Chang Ho-jin 19&page=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">said in a written statement after a meeting with Andrei Borisovich Kulik, the Russian ambassador.
Kulik was told that Russian violations of the UN Security Council resolution on non-proliferation would have “clear consequences, and that such actions will also have a very negative impact on U.S.-Russian relations.”
Kim and Putin talked about weapons and satellite tech during their summit in Russia and Putin has “gratefully” accepted an invitation to North Korea. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is set to visit Pyongyang in October.