Klimkin urged South Korea to impose sanctions against Russia

Ukraine urges Seoul to support Kiev in the fight against Russian aggression via the introduction of sanctions against the aggressor state.

18 September 2015 17:30

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin is currently on a three-day working visit to South Korea, reported Hronika.info with reference to LigaBusinessInform.

"The events goping on in Ukraine are important for the Republic of Korea. It has a value in terms of support, because if there is no solidarity and commitment to the defense of the values in one place, the fragmentation of the whole sphere of values will get under way", the Minister said in an interview with the Yonhap agency.

The Foreign Minister said that Seoul "has clearly expressed" its support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty. At the same time, it ought to be reminded that Korea has not joined the Western sanctions against Russia.

"Republic of Korea is a country with global ambitions, and therefore it to be essential for it whether the European order is kept, the rules and political agreements respected. So, I am sure, the Republic of Korea will back us up in the international organizations, standing up for us, for example, in different legal matters, such as the International Court of Justice," said the Head of the Foreign Ministry.

Pavlo Klimkin is the first head of the Ukrainian diplomacy to have visited South Korea over 11 years. According to him, one of the objectives of the negotiations with the leadership of the country is to discuss the possible visit of Peter Poroshenko to Seoul, as well as the arrival of the Korean Head of state to Kiev.