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Russia considers a possible easing of sanctions against North Korea as a reward for appropriate behavior of Pyongyang. This was stated by Russian Ambassador to Korea Alexander Matsegora, reports RIA Novosti.
Such a proposal, according to him, it would be logical to bring up for discussion in the UN Security Council. “Positive change on the Korean Peninsula there,” he said, noting that the sanctions resolutions it is said that it may be cause for easing of restrictive measures.
In 2017, the UN security Council tightened sanctions against Pyongyang. In September, restrictions were imposed on the supply of petroleum products and determined the limit on the supply to North Korea of crude oil. North Korea also were forbidden to buy condensates and natural gas liquids and sell textile products. However, in March the country was accused of violating the sanctions regime. In particular, it was argued that to bypass the international restrictions of the DPRK to pump oil from one tanker to another fake location data of vessels and changes the IDs of the ships in the middle of the route.
In August, Pyongyang banned the export of coal, iron, lead, and seafood. Accounts of the Bank for foreign trade of the DPRK have been frozen, and North Korean vessels that violated UN resolutions, was permitted to enter the ports of all States.
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