N.K. envoy calls Russia’s use of Pyongyang missiles ‘groundless accusation’

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations has dismissed the claim that Russia launched North Korean missiles into Ukraine in its war against the country as a "groundless accusation," Pyongyang's state media said Friday. Ambassador Kim Song made the remarks in a statement carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency after members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) condemned the arms transfers between the North and Russia as a violation of multiple UNSC resolutions in a session on Wednesday. Earlier this week, the White House revealed that Pyongyang had provided Moscow with several dozen ballistic missiles, some of which were used to strike Ukrainian targets on Dec. 30, and Jan. 2 and 6. Kim accused the U.S. of "illegalizing the legitimate relations between independent sovereign states" and said the North "does not feel the need to comment on every U.S. groundless accusation." "The U.S. pulled up the DPRK which has nothing to do with the discussion of agenda items," Kim said, referring to the North by the acronym of its official name. "This is the vivid reflection of their plight in the tight corner and only reveals its insufficient might and means in the strategic confrontation with Russia." During the UNSC session on the maintenance of peace in Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vasily Nebenzya rejected the revelation, saying the U.S. appears to be "spreading information that is wrong." Source: Yonhap News Agency