North Korea Condemns U.S. Military Aid to Ukraine

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jun.24 - 2024 2:37 PM CET

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Russia has the "right to opt for any kind of retaliatory strike."

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A high-ranking North Korean military official has condemned the United States for expanding military aid to Ukraine, according to state media KCNA, as reported by Digi24.

Pak Jong Chon, one of North Korea's top military officials, stated that Russia has the "right to opt for any kind of retaliatory strike." He warned that if Washington continues to push Ukraine into a "proxy war" against Russia, it could provoke a stronger response from Moscow and potentially lead to a "new world war."

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