OREANDA-NEWS  South Korean President Yun Seok-yel said that the future of relations between Seoul and Moscow depends entirely on Russia's actions.

"The future of relations between the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation depends entirely on Russia's actions," the South Korean leader said in an interview with Reuters.

He expressed hope that Russia would "sensibly decide which side - the South or the North - is more important and necessary for its own interests," referring to Russia's relations with South Korea and the DPRK. At the same time, he noted that based on how the new agreement between Moscow and Pyongyang will work, Seoul will decide on supporting Ukraine with weapons.

Yun Seok-el also said that at the upcoming NATO summit in Washington, he intends to discuss with the leaders of the alliance countries the "clear threat" that the DPRK allegedly poses to Europe by developing military ties with Russia.

Regarding Seoul's cooperation with NATO, Yun Seok-yeol said that the country intends to take its partnership with the alliance to a new level in September through cyber defense exercises.

During Putin's visit to Pyongyang on June 18-19, Russia and the DPRK signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of healthcare, medical education and science, an agreement on the construction of a border road bridge over the Tumannaya River, as well as a new Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement. The latter document is intended to replace the basic Treaty of Friendship, Good-Neighborliness and Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the DPRK dated February 9, 2000. The new document will be indefinite, it is subject to ratification and will enter into force from the date of the exchange of instruments of ratification.

The fourth article of the new treaty assumes that if one of the parties is subjected to an armed attack by any State or several States and finds itself in a state of war, the other party will immediately provide military and other assistance with all means at its disposal in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter and in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and the DPRK.

Earlier, the director of the Department of International Organizations of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Pyotr Ilyichev, told RIA Novosti that UN experts monitoring possible violations of Security Council sanctions against the DPRK refute the accusations that Moscow violates these restrictions. According to Ilyichev, Russia is responsible for its international obligations, and those who are fixated on the task of discrediting the Russian Federation are engaged in speculation.