Moscow accuses the West of wanting to end the “Russian question”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a news conference in Moscow on January 31, 2023. Maxim Shipenkov/AFP

The head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, on Thursday, February 2, accused the West of aiding Ukraine “ Russian question“Accusing the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, of visiting Kyiv.

Ursula von der Leyendeclared that the result of the war should be Russia’s defeat, and such a defeat that it would not recover for decadesSergei Lavrov said in a television interview,Is this not an attempt to solve racism, Nazism and the Russian question?,

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North Korea accuses Washington of supplying arms to Moscow, denies

North Korea denies arms supply to Russia

North Korea on Sunday denied Washington’s claims that the Pyongyang regime was supplying arms to Moscow.

As part of a press conference on January 20, White House Security Council spokesman John Kirby released US intelligence footage purportedly showing Russian railcars arriving from North Korea laden with military equipment, including rocket launchers and weapons in Ukraine. Ammunition for the engaged paramilitary group Wagner was included. In the process, the United States qualified Wagner Group.“criminal organization” and announced the transmission of these recordings to the United Nations within the framework of sanctions aimed at Pyongyang.

Quoted by the official KCNA news agency, Kwon Jong-un, director general of the North Korean American Affairs Department, dismissed it “a rumor created from scratch” and warned the United States that they would expose themselves “really undesirable consequences” If they continue to spread it.

trying to malign the image of [la Corée du Nord] To fabricate something that does not exist is a grave provocation which can never be allowed to happen and can only trigger a reaction”, she added. he condemned “a foolish attempt at justification” Future arms shipments to Ukraine by the United States, which on Thursday promised to deliver 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Kyiv.

On Friday, Kim Yo-jong, the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, also criticized the United States’ promises to send arms to Ukraine, accusing them of “crossing the red line even further”,

Russia, along with China, is one of Pyongyang’s few international allies and has already directly aided the North Korean regime. Apart from Syria and Russia, North Korea is the only country that has recognized the independence of the “People’s Republics” of Luhansk and Donetsk, two pro-Russian separatist regions in eastern Ukraine.

Russia, which is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, has long argued against tough international sanctions against North Korea and called for them to be eased on humanitarian grounds.