(RoyalPatriot.com )- Reports show a top Russian ambassador has hailed North Korea for supporting Moscow’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, which has found few thoroughly committed backers in the international community.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko told the state-run Tass news agency that Pyongyang’s backing for the Kremlin’s strike on its neighbor would aid in advancing bilateral relations.
Rudenko stated that North Korea was among the countries that strongly backed the Russian Federation’s decision to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine.
He said North Korea was one of the few nations supporting Moscow’s September claim of annexing four partially occupied Ukrainian provinces in Kherson, Zaporizhia, Donetsk, and Lugansk.
That’s not a good look.
Reports show North Korea provides diplomatic and military backing for Russia’s invasion, while China and India have attempted to bridge the growing gulf between Moscow and its Western adversaries.
The invasion is in its eleventh month, with little indication that Russia would retreat despite repeated battlefield failures and deteriorating economic conditions.
Although the media is telling us that Russia is losing or has already lost, the fight continues. How does that work?
North Korea has formally acknowledged the independence of Moscow’s puppet republics in eastern Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, whose alleged protection was one of Putin’s stated justifications for his war. Following this acknowledgment, Ukraine broke diplomatic ties with Pyongyang.
Russian diplomats, however, have been backing their North Korean colleagues at the UN as Pyongyang adopts an unparalleled tempo of ballistic missile launches that have angered the U.S. and its neighboring allies, South Korea and Japan.
According to reports, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, stated that Moscow is granting North Korea blanket immunity from UN Security Council action regarding the launches.
U.S. authorities have accused North Korea of shipping weapons to Russia for use in Ukraine when Russia seeks foreign sources to replenish its depleted arsenal. John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council, accused Pyongyang of providing weapons to Wagner Group mercenaries last month.
Reports show North Korea’s foreign ministry denounced the charges of shipping military supplies to Russia as the most ludicrous red herring.