South Korea denies intention to supply arms to Ukraine

Earlier, The Wall Street Journal wrote about South Korea’s plans to secretly supply Kyiv with 100,000 ammunition. However, the country denies the information published by the WSJ and insists on its firm position not to supply weapons to Ukraine.

South Korea denies intention to supply arms to Ukraine
Writes Bloomberg, referring to the Ministry of Defense of South Korea.

At the same time, the defense department explained that the United States and South Korea did discuss the possible sale of 155 mm artillery shells, however, on the condition that the Americans act as the end consumer.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky appealed to Seoul with a request to sell weapons.

“You have something that could be indispensable for us. You have such armored vehicles, anti-aircraft, anti-ship and anti-tank weapons,” Zelensky said.

Also, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov turned to his South Korean counterpart with a request to supply air defense systems.

At the end of October, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow had information about the intention of South Korea to supply Ukraine with weapons. He warned that such actions would destroy relations between the two countries.

“And how would the Republic of Korea react to the fact that we would resume cooperation with North Korea in this area? Would it make you happy? I ask you to pay attention to this”, Putin asked.

The next day, South Korean President Yun Seok-yeol assured that the republic had never supplied lethal weapons to Ukraine.