South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol made a surprise visit to Kiev on Saturday, where he pledged a “vast increase” in South Korean humanitarian and non-lethal military aid to Ukraine. He was accompanied by his wife, Kim Gyeong-hee, who caught the attention of Ukrainians because she looked much younger than her actual age. On social media, “Did you know that the wife of the South Korean president is 50 years old?” There were waves of comments on the question.
Kim Kyon-hee impressed the Ukrainians. No one doubted that he was 50 years old.
His appearance with President Yoon Suk Yeol was heavily commented on on social media.
Most people thought she looked much younger than her age. She turns 51 in September:
“80% genetics and 20% good skin care.”
“South Korea is clearly the land of plastic surgery. No wonder.”
“This is the secret of Korean skin care. Great care.”
“All Asians age slowly. Until they’re 60, suddenly they look 100. It’s strange.”
“She looks like Priscilla Presley.”
“She’s beautiful, a lovely couple, by the way.”
“I never thought, I thought she was 30. She’s so beautiful.”
“Looks like 20.”
“I thought she was the president’s daughter.”
“Asian women are blessed…..everything I hear about this remarkable lady proves that she is a good person.”
“Wow, I thought he was 25.”
What is the purpose of the visit to Kiev?
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Saturday pledged a “vast increase” in South Korean humanitarian and non-lethal military aid after a meeting in Kiev with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to international news agencies.
South Korean humanitarian aid to Ukraine will increase from $100 million in 2022 to $150 million in 2023, and Seoul will “increase the level of support provided last year when it provided items such as helmets and bulletproof vests,” the South Korean president said. Made an unannounced visit to Kiev.
South Korea, the world’s ninth-largest arms exporter, has sent humanitarian aid to Ukraine and sold tanks and artillery to Poland, a key ally of Kiev in its fight against Russian forces. At the same time, AFP notes that the Asian country has long followed a policy of not supplying arms to conflict zones, despite repeated requests in this regard from the United States, European allies and Ukraine.
Before meeting his Ukrainian counterpart, the South Korean president first visited the city of Busia, where a massacre of civilians was blamed on the Russian military. He admitted that “today’s Ukraine” “reminded me of South Korea from another era” and welcomed the international aid that allowed his country to achieve a “wonderful victory” over the North and become one of the world’s leading economies.
Earlier this year, South Korea denied U.S. media reports that it was supplying shells to Ukraine, promising that its decision not to supply lethal weapons to Kiev would remain unchanged. For his part, Volodymyr Zelensky thanked his Ukrainian counterpart on Saturday for this “remarkable” first visit to Ukraine.
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