North Korea condemns Washingtons decision to send tanks to Ukraine

North Korea condemns Washington’s decision to send tanks to Ukraine

North Korea on Friday condemned Washington’s decision to send tanks to Ukraine, saying the United States is fomenting a “proxy war” to destroy Russia.

On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden pledged to send 31 Abrams tanks, one of the US military’s most capable and advanced combat vehicles, to Kyiv. However, according to White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, this extradition will only take place after “several months”.

Washington “continues to cross the red line,” criticized Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in a statement on Friday, accusing the United States, which she calls “archcriminals,” of being responsible for the war in Ukraine . Behind the decision “lies the United States’ sinister desire to achieve its goal of hegemony” by continuing to foment a “proxy war to destroy Russia,” she continued, adding that Pyongyang “always” stands with the Russians will.

North Korea behind Moscow

Along with China, Russia is one of Pyongyang’s few allies on the international stage, Moscow has in the past reached out directly to the aid of Kim Jong Un’s regime, North Korea is the only country, along with Syria and Russia, to have recognized the independence of Pyongyang from Luhansk and Donetsk , two pro-Russian separatist regions in eastern Ukraine.

In the UN Security Council, of which Russia is one of the five permanent members, Moscow has long argued against international sanctions against North Korea and has even called for easing on humanitarian grounds. Pyongyang’s leader said in 2022 he wanted his country to have the world’s most powerful nuclear power, calling the North’s nuclear power status “irreversible” in September. Seoul and Washington give Pyongyang intent to soon conduct a new nuclear test that would be the seventh in its history and the first since 2017.