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'Russia to Send Home All N. Korean Workers by 2019'

Write: 2018-07-19 09:32:27Update: 2018-07-19 11:24:55

'Russia to Send Home All N. Korean Workers by 2019'

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A Russian envoy says that Moscow will send home all migrant workers from North Korea by November next year to comply with sanctions by the UN Security Council. 

Russia’s ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora made the remarks on Wednesday during an interview with Russian news agency RIA Novosti. 

The ambassador said that the number of North Korean workers has fallen by half and all the remaining workers will leave Russia by November 29th, 2019 as required by the UN sanctions.

As of early this year, there was an estimated 37-thousand workers from North Korea in Russia, with many based in the Far East working in the construction, agriculture and fishery industries. 

Countries are required to send all North Korean workers home within two years under the sanctions imposed in December last year over Pyongyang’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

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