Moon Expresses Solidarity to Ukrainian President

  • By Kim Ah-jin

    March 04, 2022 12:32

    President Moon Jae-in speaks to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the phone at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Thursday. /Yonhap

    President Moon Jae-in on Thursday expressed solidarity with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his country's fight against the Russian invasion.

    In a telephone conversation, Moon also expressed deep condolences to the victims of the brutal invasion and respect for the courage and sacrifice Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people are showing.

    Moon said Koreans "know the tragedies of war better than anybody else because they experienced a war themselves and deeply sympathize with the Ukrainians in their sorrow and adversity."

    "We pray that Ukraine will restore peace and stability as soon as possible and Korea will stand with Ukraine," Cheong Wa Dae spokeswoman Park Kyung-mee quoted him as saying.

    Zelenskyy explained his country's situation and asked Moon for support. Moon said Seoul is participating in international sanctions and added, "Ukraine's sovereignty and territory should be protected and Korea supports Ukraine's peaceful efforts through dialogue."

    Korea has decided to give US$10 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people and refugees and also send medical supplies.

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