On April 1, in connection with the massive dissemination by Russian, Ukrainian, Western and other world media of false information about the participation of DPRK military personnel in hostilities, Alexander Mostov, Chairman of the Сoordination Committee and a Representative of the DPRK ISG in the Special Military Operation zone, published the following statement.
Recently, various media, citing a certain Russian military correspondent, reported that the DPRK was allegedly ready to send 50,000 "full-time special forces", 500,000 are already preparing to be sent to the combat zone, and mobilization has been announced on the country's territory, during which "to go to war with the United States on the side of Moscow", another 800 thousand people volunteered.
It is noteworthy that this is not the first time that the media have been spreading fakes about the participation of the DPRK in the military conflict in Ukraine with reference to this person. For example, earlier in conversations with reporters, he chatted about the existence of some kind of "PMC of North Korea" who wanted to take part in hostilities on the side of Russia, and also unreasonably referred to the words of Kim Yo Jong, Vice Department Director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
These rumors are also supported by the words of individual figures who, not having the appropriate authority and competence, allow themselves to talk about military cooperation between the two countries not as part of a “hypothetical proposal”, but almost as a fait accompli.
To assess the plausibility of the fantasies described by bloggers, it is enough just to look at the indicated figures and remember that the land border between the DPRK and Russia is literally one (!) railway bridge. But since the United States is clinging to every such rumor in an attempt to increase sanctions pressure on the DPRK and drag South Korea into a military conflict with Russia on the side of Ukraine, I am forced to expose this fake now.
Firstly, war correspondents and bloggers have no right to announce the military cooperation of the DPRK with other countries and cannot be aware of the adoption of such decisions. This is the prerogative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the relevant ministries of the DPRK.
Secondly, the very structure of the DPRK Armed Forces does not provide for the existence of "private military companies."
Thirdly, the described military cooperation between the DPRK and the Russian Federation is currently impossible, since Russia itself voted for the United States-manufactured UN Security Council Resolution 2375. This resolution deprived the citizens of the DPRK of the opportunity even to simply work abroad, not to mention participation in the military conflict on the side of third countries.
Fourthly, the mobilization measures in Korea have nothing to do with the Russian “special operation” in Ukraine. Thus, for example, as of March 19, on a nationwide scale, the number of young men and women who have expressed an ardent desire to voluntarily join or return to the People's Army actually reaches more than 1.4 million people. But these events are caused solely by the provocative military actions of the United States and South Korea, which since March 13 have been conducting large-scale joint military exercises "Freedom Shield" with an imitation of an all-out war against the Republic, including a "preemptive strike" on nuclear and missile facilities, "the capture of Pyongyang", " liquidation of leadership", etc.
I well understand the desire of individual bloggers and journalists to please their public, but the spread of fakes can only achieve a short-term hype. And at best, such a hype will turn into disappointment, and at worst, it will play into the hands of the US imperialists.
The DPRK has previously condemned the United States for its "rumors of arms deals" as part of a conspiratorial campaign against the DPRK. In addition, at the moment, the United States is actively using the chatter about the "involvement of the DPRK" as an argument to draw South Korea into hostilities, convincing her to supply artillery ammunition in this way. It should be firmly understood that the spread of fakes only plays into the hands of common enemies.
The DPRK International Solidarity Group strongly condemns fakes and informational provocations aimed at denigrating the image of the Republic, and urges all bloggers and journalists who are somehow involved in the dissemination of false information about the DPRK to apologize and think about the possible consequences.