South Korea will send two K600 Rhino minesweepers to Ukraine to clear mine fields. This was reported by the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo.
“The government recently decided to send two minesweepers to Ukraine as soon as possible in addition to the previously delivered batch of old mine detectors. This follows an urgent request and promise from President Yoon Seok-yeol to support Ukraine,” a government source told the newspaper.
It is noted that the supplied equipment is not a lethal weapon. However, this is the most significant military support provided by Seoul to Kyiv.
Earlier it became known that South Korea increased its weapons production due to Western supplies to Ukraine. The United States and its allies sent Ukraine most of their artillery and ammunition stocks, but quickly realized that their military industry was ill-prepared to quickly replenish the arsenal. This is where South Korea has come to the rescue, with arms sales more than doubling in 2022.