South Korea "will not stand aside" if the DPRK begins to receive military assistance from Russia for the development of weapons of mass destruction.

This was stated at the UN General Assembly by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, CNN reports.

"While military strength may vary from country to country, by uniting in unwavering solidarity and strictly adhering to our principles, we can deter any illegal provocations," he said.

In addition, the Korean president called for reform of the UN Security Council, noting that this call will have broad support if Russia helps the DPRK in exchange for weapons for the war in Ukraine.

"It is paradoxical that a permanent member of the UN Security Council, entrusted with the role of the main guardian of world peace, wags war by invading another sovereign state, and receives weapons and ammunition from a regime that blatantly violates UN Security Council resolutions," Yoon Suk-yeol said.

He added that if the DPRK receives information about the production of weapons of mass destruction, not only Ukraine, but also South Korea will be at risk.

Earlier, it was reported that South Korea would provide Ukraine with equipment to break through minefields.

In addition, we previously reported that South Korea may impose unilateral sanctions against Moscow against the backdrop of the recent summit between North Korea and Russia.

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