The British Secretary of State for Defense Grant Shapps has said that Vladimir Putin is “humiliated” as the “world has turned its back on Russia.”
The British Defence Secretary has warned Moscow that they have “broken multiple” United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs).
This comes as Putin has turned to North Korea for “ballistic missiles” and other weaponry for his war in Ukraine.
North Korea has been warned by the British government that they will pay a “high price” in helping Putin with his “illegal invasion” of a sovereign country.
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Earlier on Friday the British Foreign Office issued a warning to North Korea for providing weapons and missiles to the heart of Ukraine.
Shapps said on Friday, “The world has turned its back on Russia, forcing Putin into the humiliation of going cap in hand to North Korea to keep his illegal invasion going.
“In doing so Russia has broken multiple UNSC resolutions and put the security of another world region at risk.
“This must stop now.”
The Defence Secretary also said that “together with our partners we’ll make sure North Korea pays a high price for supporting Russia.
The US has declassified new intelligence and have accused Putin of being reliant on North Korea, the British Foreign Office branded this a “desperate” move by Moscow which violates the UNSCR.
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters on Friday that Russian forces fired at least one of these ballistic missiles at Ukraine on 30 December.
On Wednesday, 10 January the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Serhiy Kyslytsya said that the violation of Russia buying weapons from North Korea will be the subject of discussions.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said, “The UK strongly condemns Russia’s decision to use ballistic missiles sourced from North Korea in recent attacks against Ukraine.
“We urge North Korea to cease its arms supply to Russia.”
They continued, “This is symptomatic of its isolation on the world stage and a sign of its desperation.
“Furthermore, this activity is in violation of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions, which Russia supported as a permanent member.”
The FCO added, “Any support for North Korea’s own illegal weapons programmes risks significantly undermining the UN’s long standing commitment to security, and further destabilising the region.