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North Korea denounces U.S. decision to supply MBTs to Ukraine

Kwon Jong Gun

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North Korea says the U.S. decision to supply battle tanks to Ukraine is an unethical crime. North Korea refutes claims of arms dealings with Russia.

Where: United States

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On January 29, North Korea denounced the U.S. decision to supply main battle tanks (MBTs) to Ukraine.
State news agency KCNA released a statement by Kwon Jong Gun, director general of the Department of U.S. Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK. “The U.S. is working hard to supply such offensive weapons as MBTs to Ukraine at any cost in disregard of the just concern and criticism of the international community,” the statement said. “This is an unethical crime aimed at keeping the international situation unstable.”
The statement comes in response to the U.S. decision to send 31 Abram tanks to Ukraine.
It also denounced “the groundless rumor of arms dealing between the DPRK and Russia, in a foolish attempt to justify its offer of weapons to Ukraine.”
During a press conference on January 20, NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications, John Kirby, said that the U.S. has seen “North Korea’s ongoing support for Russia’s military operations against Ukraine by providing arms and ammunition to Wagner.”

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