South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in expressed his condolences for the lives lost and "respect" for the "courage and sacrifice" of the Ukrainian people during a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday.
Moon delivered his “deepest condolences for the lost lives and to the bereaved families," Moon’s spokeswoman Park Kyung-mee said in a statement after the call, which lasted around 30 minutes.
Park said Moon "expressed respect" to the Ukrainian people and President Zelensky for their "courage and sacrifice."
During the call, Zelensky requested South Korea to provide "available support" for the country to defend itself against Russia's invasion, according to the presidential Blue House.
Moon said that South Korea would provide $10 million in humanitarian aid.
He said he hopes "Ukraine will return to peace and stability as soon as possible," adding that "South Korea will be with Ukrainians.”