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Ukraine’s First Lady Calls for Unceasing Global Unity Against Russia’s Aggression

Ukraine’s First Lady Calls for Unceasing Global Unity Against Russia’s Aggression

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska made an emphatic appeal Thursday for unflagging global solidarity behind her country’s struggle against Russia’s aggression, stressing the “democratic values of the entire world” are at stake in the prolonged conflict. In an exclusive written interview with Yonhap News Agency, the first of its [...]

N. Korea Officially Recognizes Independence of 2 Separatist Regions in Ukraine

N. Korea Officially Recognizes Independence of 2 Separatist Regions in Ukraine

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea has formally recognized the independence of two pro-Russian separatist “people’s republics” in eastern Ukraine, becoming the world’s third nation to do so, according to the North’s state media Thursday. The North’s Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui sent letters to her counterparts in the Donetsk People’s Republic and the [...]

7 in 10 S. Koreans Only Support Non-lethal Aid for Ukraine: Survey

7 in 10 S. Koreans Only Support Non-lethal Aid for Ukraine: Survey

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Seven out of 10 South Koreans believe the government should only provide non-military aid to Ukraine, a survey showed Friday. In the survey of 1,000 people aged 18 or above conducted by Gallup Korea from Tuesday to Thursday, 72 percent said the government of President Yoon Suk-yeol should only [...]

S. Korea Verifying Russia’s Data Showing Deaths of 4 Volunteer Fighters in Ukraine

S. Korea Verifying Russia’s Data Showing Deaths of 4 Volunteer Fighters in Ukraine

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s foreign ministry said Saturday it is ascertaining the veracity of the Russian defense ministry’s data that showed four of its nationals who volunteered to fight alongside Ukrainian forces have died. “We are aware of Russia’s defense ministry’s data,” an official with the foreign ministry said. “We have [...]

N. Korean Leader Extends Full Support to Putin amid War in Ukraine

N. Korean Leader Extends Full Support to Putin amid War in Ukraine

SEOUL, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday expressed full support for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the country’s state media reported, despite international condemnation for his invasion of Ukraine. The Russian people have “achieved great successes in accomplishing the just cause of defending the dignity and security of their country [...]

S. Korea to Provide US$1.2 mln in Nuclear Industry Aid to Ukraine

S. Korea to Provide US$1.2 mln in Nuclear Industry Aid to Ukraine

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea pledged to provide US$1.2 million in additional aid to Ukraine to support safe operations of nuclear power plants of the war-ravaged country, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. South Korean representatives announced the plan during a board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Vienna, Austria, [...]

S. Korean Volunteer Fighter in Ukraine Returns Home with Injuries

S. Korean Volunteer Fighter in Ukraine Returns Home with Injuries

SEOUL/YEONGJONGDO, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Rhee Keun, a South Korean volunteer fighter in Ukraine, returned home Friday after sustaining knee injuries while in action. The Navy SEAL-turned-YouTuber arrived at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, at around 7:30 a.m., about three months after he left for Ukraine to join the Russia-Ukraine war as a [...]

S. Korea Joins U.S. and Others in Condemning Russia for its Invasion of Ukraine

S. Korea Joins U.S. and Others in Condemning Russia for its Invasion of Ukraine

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea, the United States and four other countries issued a joint statement condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine on the sidelines of a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Seoul’s trade ministry said Sunday. The statement, which was joined by Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, [...]