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  • Volker Türk
    Volker Türk “Russia's full-scale armed attack on Ukraine, which is about to enter its third year with no end in sight, continues to cause serious and widespread human rights violations, destroying lives and livelihoods. The invasion has exacted a horrific human cost, inflicting immense suffering on millions of civilians.” 2 hours ago
  • Tymofiy Mylovanov
    Tymofiy Mylovanov “In 2022, the [US] administration [of Joe Biden] submitted funding requests in the spring, almost immediately after the invasion. But in 2023, it waited until mid-fall to announce what it plans to submit. Avdiivka demonstrates the cost of these political delays: human lives, lost territory, and encouraged Russia. If that's the plan 'to be with Ukraine as long as it takes', then the US delays in aid have just prolonged the war.” 4 hours ago
  • Dmytro Kuleba
    Dmytro Kuleba “The era of peace in Europe is over. And every time Ukrainian soldiers withdraw from a Ukrainian town because of the lack of ammunition, think of it not only in terms of democracy and defending the world-based order, but also in terms of Russian soldiers getting a few kilometres closer to your towns.” 4 hours ago
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#North Korea

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“All of a sudden South Korea's rhetoric became even more hostile towards Pyongyang. In Japan as well, we hear aggressive rhetoric and it is seriously talking about setting up NATO infrastructure with U.S. assistance. They're preparing for war with the DPRK.”

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Russian Foreign Minister
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“The conflict had reached a transitional phase where both sides hold the initiative in different parts of the front. Overall, Ukraine's offensive in the south has either culminated or is about to. My sense is that the artillery advantage that Ukraine had for much of its offensive is now going to recede, and that Ukraine's ammunition availability is going to be constrained. Russia will also be forced to conserve ammunition, but will now increasingly benefit from the influx of supply coming from North Korea.”

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Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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“If North Korea conducts the seventh nuclear test, which could happen at any time, it will be a game changer in a sense that North Korea could develop and deploy tactical nuclear missiles.”

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South Korea Foreign Minister
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“Even if there were individual members who actually had contact or relationships with the North Korean government, treating the entire union as an espionage organisation should be avoided. So far, some right-wing politicians are doing that and I hope that it does not actually affect the work of the Yoon administration.”

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Law professor at Korea University
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“When the Reuters reporter asked him point blank if joint nuclear exercises were being discussed, President Biden obviously had to say, 'No'. outh Korea and the United States are in talks over information-sharing, joint planning and the joint implementation plans that follow, in relation to the operation of US nuclear assets, to respond to North Korea's nuclear weapons.”

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South Korean President Yoon’s senior secretary for press affairs
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“What we call extended deterrence was also the US telling us not to worry because it will take care of everything, but now, it's difficult to convince our people with just that. The US government also understands that to some degree. To better respond to North Korea's nuclear threats, Seoul wants to take part in the operation of US nuclear forces. The nuclear weapons belong to the United States, but planning, information sharing, exercises and training should be jointly conducted by South Korea and the United States.”

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President of South Korea
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“While North Korea apparently lacks such [high-level] drone capabilities, it potentially could fly several dozen armed drones into the ROK Presidential Office or National Assembly or an oil refinery, causing serious damage. North Korea could also use drones to carry chemical and biological weapons. Only small amounts of biological weapons are required to cause a major disaster in the ROK. For example, the release of 1 to 2 kilograms of anthrax along the route the one drone took into northern Seoul could kill tens of thousands of people or far more and create a major medical crisis in the ROK.”

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Senior international defense analyst at the RAND Corporation
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“The incident showed a substantial lack of our military's preparedness and training for the past several years and clearly confirmed the need for more intense readiness and training.”

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President of South Korea
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“Everyone knows that North Korea has not been supplying any weapons to Russia for a long time. And no such efforts have even been made. Therefore, the supply of weapons from North Korea is nothing but gossip and speculation.”

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Founder of Russia’s Wagner Group, a private mercenary force
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“It would be extremely unwise for North Korea to conduct a seventh nuclear test. We must respond consistently, and in lockstep with each other. China can and must exercise influence to stop North Korea from developing weapons. What is sure is that China has the capability to influence North Korea, and China has the responsibility to engage in the process.”

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President of South Korea
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“We naturally lodged a strong protest against North Korea, which has repeated its provocations with unprecedented frequency. We have told (Pyongyang) that we absolutely cannot tolerate such actions.”

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Japanese Prime Minister
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“If they would have a conversation with us ... arms control can always be an option if you have two willing countries willing to sit down at the table and talk. And not just arms control, but risk reduction - everything that leads up to a traditional arms-control treaty and all the different aspects of arms control that we can have with them. We've made it very clear to the DPRK ... that we're ready to talk to them - we have no pre-conditions.”

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United States Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
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“Whatever the intentions are, North Korea's repeated ballistic missile launches are absolutely impermissible and we cannot overlook its substantial advancement of missile technology. North Korea's series of actions pose threats to Japan, as well as the region and the international community, and are absolutely intolerable.”

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Japan's Defense Minister
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“I know the people must be worried, but our government will thoroughly take care of the people's lives and safety through a strong South Korea-U.S. alliance and security cooperation between South Korea, the U.S. and Japan.”

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President of South Korea
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“We keep talking about a tough response - that's what the South Korean president said this morning - but it's just not clear to me what that would be that wouldn't put us on a war footing. It's almost certainly going to be rhetorical.”

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International relations expert at Pusan National University in Busan, South Korea
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“North Korea's series of actions, including its repeated ballistic missile launches, threatens the peace and security of Japan, the region, and the international community, and poses a serious challenge to the entire international community, including Japan.”

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Japanese Government spokesman
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“Since its launch, the Yoon Suk-yeol administration has put in all efforts within our capacity for a virtuous cycle of North Korea's denuclearization and improving inter-Korean relations while fulfilling agreements of the past administrations and offering our audacious plan. But North Korea has rejected our calls, distorting and denigrating (our plan) saying it is no different from the past.”

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South Korea Unification Minister
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“I will make North Korea clearly realize that should it attempt to use nuclear arms, it would face the overwhelming response from the South Korea-U.S. alliance and our military, and there would be no scenario for regime survival anymore.”

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South Korea's Top Military Officer - Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Chairman
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