The aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea after Putin's visit

The aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea after Putin's visit

The US Navy is said to have sent an aircraft carrier to South Korea as a show of force, at the same time the US, South Korea and Japan issued a joint statement condemning the strengthening of military relations between North Korea and Russia. CNN.

The US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt docked in Busan on Saturday. This comes before the training that the three countries will conduct together.

The exercise, called “Edge of Freedom,” was prepared before Vladimir Putin made his trip to Pyongyang last week.

The Roosevelt aircraft carrier is scheduled to carry more than 5,000 people on board and more than 60 aircraft.

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Condemn in the strongest possible terms

The United States, Japan and South Korea on Monday submitted a joint statement indicating how serious the new partnership between North Korea and Russia is.

During the meeting with Kim Jong Un, Putin not only signed a defense agreement, but also said that if South Korea provides military aid to Ukraine, Russia will help North Korea with weapons.

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In the joint statement of the United States, Japan and South Korea, these countries appear to strongly condemn any possible strengthening of military cooperation between North Korea and Russia, CNN writes.

“This should be of great concern to everyone who cares about maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, supporting the Global Non-Proliferation Treaty and supporting Ukraine in its defense of its freedom and independence against brutal Russian aggression,” the joint statement said. .

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South Korea is said to have condemned the agreement between Russia and North Korea, and is said to have summoned the Russian ambassador for a meeting on Friday.

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un take a car trip during their recent visit to North Korea.  Photo: KCNA/Korean News Service via AP/NTB

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un take a car trip during their recent visit to North Korea. Photo: KCNA/Korean News Service via AP/NTB

For the first time in seven years

The aircraft carrier's presence in Busan is the latest of several US military moves to show the country's commitment to its allies in South Korea.

Earlier this month, US bombers reportedly participated in a training exercise using real weapons and munitions. This is the first time in seven years that bombers have used live ammunition in South Korea, according to CNN.

Neither the United States nor South Korea has provided details about when the Freedom Edge exercise will take place, but according to CNN, the Pentagon said the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt will depart Busan early next week and head to the Middle East.

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