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S. Korean defense chief condemns Russian invasion during talks with Ukrainian counterpart

All News 22:25 April 08, 2022

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook on Friday condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine during a phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, his office said.

The talks with Oleksii Reznikov took place at the request of the Ukrainian chief to share information on the rapidly changing crisis in Kyiv, and call for additional support and humanitarian aid from Seoul, according to the ministry.

"Minister Suh denounced Russia's armed invasion and explained our government's position, expressing grave concerns over the massacre of civilians announced by the Ukrainian government," the ministry said in a text message sent to reporters.

South Korea has provided Ukraine with non-lethal military supplies worth 1 billion won (US$804,100), such as bulletproof helmets and blankets, as well as medical items.

This file photo released by the South Korean ministry shows South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook on March 24, 2022. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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