South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in stressed that Ukraine's sovereignty must be respected and called for peace at a meeting of the country's National Security Council on Tuesday.
“The sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine must be respected and a peaceful resolution through dialogues must be sought after. It’s never desirable for the situation in Ukraine to deteriorate into an armed conflict. It’ll have a big impact politically and economically not only in Europe but also around the world,” said Moon, according to a statement released by the Presidential Blue House.
Moon urged the world to work together to resolve the Ukraine crisis quickly and peacefully, and he promised that South Korea will actively participate in these efforts. He also called for the evacuation of Korean citizens in Ukraine and for "countermeasures" against the expected economic impact of the situation.
In a separate briefing on Tuesday, a spokesperson from the Ministry of National Defense said the South Korean government hadn't yet received any requests for military support from the United States.
“The ministry maintains a close coordination among related agencies while monitoring the development in Ukraine, and continues to maintain cooperation by sharing information with related countries," the spokesperson said.