DPRK pledges firm support for Russia

Kim Yo Jong affirms her country’s solidarity while highlighting the futile criminality of the USA’s proxy war in Ukraine.

While many countries have refused to give open support to the US war effort, showing a clear turn away from the era when it could dominate and bully most of the world, the DPRK is among only a handful of brave states that have openly and at every turn given their full and unconditional support to Russia’s just war in defence of its sovereignty and independence.

The following press statement was issued by Kim Yo Jong, vice-department director of the central committee of the Workers Party of Korea, on 27 January 2023.


The USA, which has exposed the whole continent of Europe to the grave danger of war and caused big and small concerns, is now further crossing the red line. It has made a ‘special contribution’ to instigating the unstable world crisis to be continued by providing Ukraine with a large amount of military hardware.

It recently made public that it would supply its main battle tanks (MBTs) to Ukraine, only to make clearer its confrontation stand against Russia. Lurking behind this is the USA’s sinister intention to realise its hegemonic aim by further expanding its proxy war for the destruction of Russia.

The world would be brighter, safer and calmer now, if it were not for the USA. The US is the arch-criminal that poses a serious threat and challenge to the strategic security of Russia and has pushed the regional situation into its present grave phase.

I express serious concern over the USA’s escalation of the war situation by providing Ukraine with military hardware for a ground offensive, and strongly denounce it. The USA and other western countries are wrecking global peace and regional security while handing military hardware running into astronomical sums of money over to Ukraine – in total disregard of Russia’s concern about security.

Therefore, they have neither the right nor the justification to slander sovereign states’ exercise of the right to self-defence.

The USA is mulling mobilisation of further military potentials amongst its top-class stooges on the anti-Russian front – to say nothing of those of the western countries. The Ukrainian battlefield is by no means a desert in the middle east where the US’s MBTs went on the rampage 20 years ago.

I do not doubt that any military hardware the USA and the west boast of will be burnt into pieces in the face of the indomitable fighting spirit and might of the heroic Russian army and people. No matter how desperately the imperialist allied forces may try, they will never weaken the heroic stamina of the Russian army and people, characterised by high patriotism, stubbornness and strong mental power.

We will always stand in the same trench with the service personnel and people of Russia, who have turned out in the struggle to defend the dignity and honour of their state and the sovereignty and security of their country.