“The new South Korean restrictions have once again demonstrated Seoul’s limited ability to pursue an independent line towards Russia,” the diplomat noted. According to her, the measures taken by the South Korean authorities will harm Russian-South Korean cooperation, which has already suffered after the republic joined Western sanctions. “The hostile actions of the Republic of Kazakhstan will not only affect the overall bilateral relations, but also the quality of cooperation between the two countries in the field of Korean settlement,” Zakharova said.
The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed disappointment over Seoul’s decision to expand the list of products subject to export control for deliveries to Russia. According to her, he was probably taken “at the request of a high-ranking ally”.
Recall that earlier the Ministry of Industry of South Korea announced its intention to expand the list of goods, the supply of which is limited due to the likelihood of being used for military purposes. We are talking about machine tools, bearings, heat exchangers, oil and gas processing equipment, steel and chemical products, quantum computers and components. There are 741 names in the list in total.
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