North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, speaking at the national conference of veterans on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the armistice in the Korean War, compared the state of affairs in the country with the hardships of wartime.
“Today we are facing a critical moment of trials that are comparable to the state of war, the hardships and difficulties caused by a long lockdown, and the first-ever global health crisis. But, like the generation of winners who, faced with the most serious national disaster, showed the greatest courage and gained the biggest victory and honors, our generation will continue this wonderful tradition and turn this difficult decisive period into an even greater new victory,” Kim Jong-Un said in his speech to veterans.
The North Korean leader has recently repeatedly admitted that the country is currently going through difficult times. In a message to the participants of the VIII Congress of United Trade Unions at the end of May, the leader of the DPRK assessed the situation in the state in recent years as “the most difficult in history.”
Kim Jong-Un himself has lost 10-20 kilograms in recent months, which the DPRK media explained as the consequences of hard work for the benefit of the country.
The Korean War – an armed conflict between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea)-began on June 25, 1950, and lasted until July 27, 1953. The war was waged with the participation of the Chinese military contingent on the side of the DPRK and military specialists and units of the USSR Air Force, on the side of South Korea – the US armed forces and some states as part of the multinational UN forces. Officially, the war is still not over, the conflict ended with the conclusion of a truce.