Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to suspend technical and scientific cooperation with North Korea, according to the official portal of Russian legislation.
“We need to stop technical and scientific cooperation with organizations and people representing North Korea,” he says in the document.
At the same time, the Decree states that exceptions are the exchange of information in the field of medicine and the implementation of scientific and technical cooperation in the field of nuclear science and technology, aerospace engineering, aeronautical engineering and advanced production technologies, if the United Nations Security Council (founded in 2006 in accordance with the Security Council resolution after the first nuclear test in North Korea) will determine on a case-by-case basis that such cooperation will not contribute to the development of the nuclear or missile program North Korea.
Furthermore, scientific and technical cooperation in other fields is mentioned as an exception, if Russia determines that a specific type of cooperation will not contribute to the development of North Korean nuclear and missile programs and whether this type of cooperation will be communicated to the committee in advance of the UN Security Council.
Earlier, North Korea had recognized Crimea as a Russian. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Democratic People’s Republic of Korea they explained that Pyongyang respects the results of the referendum in Crimea on reunification with Russia. The North Korean diplomatic decree considers the will expressed by the Crimean people through the referendum legitimate and fully compliant with international legal norms.