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Kim Jong-un extends full support to Putin amid international condemnation

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday expressed full support for Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite international condemnation for Moscow's ongoing invasion of Ukraine

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Kim's apparent reference to the unprovoked attack against Ukraine as a "just cause" for defending Russia's security is the latest sign that illustrates decades-old close bilateral ties between the two countries, reports Yonhap News Agency.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday expressed full support for Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite condemnation for Moscow's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

The Russian people have "achieved great successes in accomplishing the just cause of defending the dignity and security of their country, while braving all sorts of challenges and hardships", Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted Kim as saying in a message to Putin on the occasion of Russia Day.

"The Korean people extend full support and encouragement to them."

Kim's apparent reference to the unprovoked attack against Ukraine as a "just cause" for defending Russia's security is the latest sign that illustrates decades-old close bilateral ties between the two countries, reports Yonhap News Agency.

Pyongyang has recently stressed its close ties with Moscow despite growing criticism from the community on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Kim also expressed conviction that the friendly relations will continue to strengthen in all areas and in the "journey for defending the justice and ensuring the global security", the KCNA reported.

In 2019, Kim held his first summit with Putin in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok.

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First Published: Sun, June 12 2022. 10:37 IST
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