SEOUL: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said South Korea's military support will be a positive for his country in the war against Russia, expressing hope that Korea finds a way to provide the assistance.
Zelensky made the remarks during a speech in Kiev marking the first anniversary of Russia's invasion into Ukraine, in response to North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's call for South Korea to provide military aid to the war-torn country, according to a news report on Friday by Ukrinform, its state news agency.
"We look positively if weapons are supplied to us," Zelensky was quoted by the outlet as saying. "I hope that it will find an opportunity to help Ukraine."
Zelensky said "details are being discussed" with other countries about South Korea in this vein, without elaborating further, Yonhap News Agency reported quoting Ukrinform.
He also stressed the bilateral relations with South Korea are "very important" and should further develop.
Stoltenberg told a forum in Seoul during his visit in late January that South Korea should "step up on the specific issue of military support."
South Korea has only provided humanitarian aid and other non-military support to Ukraine, citing its position not to supply arms to countries engaged in conflict.
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