韓国がウクライナに致死兵器の供与を拒否: ずくなしの冷や水

2022年04月19日

韓国がウクライナに致死兵器の供与を拒否

Ukraine looks to Asia for weapons
South Korea’s Ministry of Defense has rejected Kiev’s request for lethal weapons
South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense has rejected Kiev’s plea for anti-aircraft lethal weaponry due to a “principled stance,” ahead of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s virtual address to Seoul’s parliament.

The country's Defense Minister Suh Wook had a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, Aleksey Reznikov, on Friday. During the conversation, Seoul’s military chief reiterated his country’s “principled stance” on not sending lethal weapons to the war-torn nation, outlet This Week in Asia has reported.

“The Ukrainian defense minister asked for weapons for air defense and Minister Suh politely repeated the South Korean government’s principled stance that its aid is confined to non-lethal materials,” an identified Korean official shared with the outlet.

On Monday, President Zelensky is expected to address the South Korean National Assembly, seeking to receive more support from Seoul for Kiev’s resistance to Russian troops operating within Ukraine.

Attending a meeting with NATO leaders on Thursday, South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong pledged that his country will allocate an additional $30 million for humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Previously, South Korea has provided Ukraine with such non-lethal military supplies as bulletproof helmets, blankets, and medical items. The overall value of Korean aid has exceeded $800,000.



韓国は、ロシアにスマホをはじめとして家電製品などを輸出していますが、その市場が中国に奪われてしまいます。ロシアからの小麦の輸入などもあるはず。エネルギーも含め、近年、ロシアとの経済関係は深まっていたのではないでしょうか。

日本と比べて相対的に冷静さが目立ちます。米国が台湾に軍隊を駐留させる動きもあり、日本、韓国は巻き込まれかねない中、韓国の動きは注目されます。米国は、日本により多くの関与を求めてくるかもしれません。

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