South Korean President Yun Suk-yeol is visiting Ukraine today for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, South Korea’s presidential office announced.

The South Korean president is making the surprise visit to Ukraine after this week he attended the NATO summit in Lithuania and visited Poland, where he expressed solidarity with Ukraine and explored ways to support the country’s fight against Russian aggression. .

Yun visited Bucha, where Russian troops allegedly committed atrocities against civilians after invading Ukraine, before visiting Irpin, a residential area that has been hit by large-scale rocket attacks. He is then expected to hold a summit with President Zelensky, according to his office.

South Korea, a US ally and emerging arms exporter, has faced renewed pressure to provide arms to Ukraine, which Yun’s government has resisted by offering humanitarian and financial aid amid concerns over Russian influence in North Korea.