Other states are turning their backs on Russia



Wladimir Putin

On Wednesday, Russia's president announced the partial mobilization of 300,000 reservists.

(Photo: IMAGO/SNA)

Istanbul, Beijing, Berlin, Tokyo After losses in the Russian army and an escalation of the war Wladimir Putin other states are careful not to be perceived as Moscow's allies.

Striking was a statement North Korea from Wednesday evening: "We have never had any weapons or ammunition Russia exported and have no plans to do so," an official at North Korea's defense ministry said, according to the state news agency KCNA. The vice president of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace think tank, Evan Feigenbaum, then tweeted about Putin: "Not even North Korea wants to be seen with the guy?"

The US State Department recently reported that Russia wants millions of missiles and artillery shells in North Korea for use in the Ukraine buy, even if there is no evidence that the deal is already closed.

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