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North Korea Threatens to Use Nuclear Force Against South Korea

On March 9, 2022, Yoon Suk-yoel was elected the 20th president of South Korea in the country’s closest democratic race ever. With the incoming conservative president, South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook mentioned that his country had much improved missiles with the capability to “accurately and quickly hit any target in North Korea.” Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of leader Kim Jong Un, said that North Korea did not want war but would be forced to use nuclear weapons if South Korea ever attacked. Kim said it was a “big mistake” to make remarks about attacks on North Korea. 

destruction in Kyiv

Russian Troops Withdraw From Kyiv

Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, a turning point in the brutal conflict seems to have emerged. On April 2, Russian troops departed Kyiv under heavy fire, ultimately retrenching in eastern portions of Ukraine. Their retreat marks the first time Ukraine has had control of its capital since the start of the invasion on February 24, 2022.