Russian diplomats insist that talks between the US and North Korea are essential. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, an escalation of military rhetoric will not help find a solution to the situation that has arisen on the Korean Peninsula. Russian diplomats believe that North Korea announced its possible withdrawal from the Korean armistice in reply to announcements suggesting that a sea blockade and sanctions may be introduced against it.
The Korean War ended in 1953 with the signing of an armistice between the US-led United Nations forces and representatives of the Korean People's Army and Chinese people's volunteers. This document is the main foundation of peace and stability on the peninsula and sets out a provisional border between the North and South. According to experts, the fact that the armistice has still not been replaced with a more stable treaty is evidence of the instability of the situation in Korea and the unresolved nature of relations between the two main opponents - North Korea and the US.