Russian Ambassador to North Korea Oleksandr Matsegora, in an interview with Izvestia, said that North Korean workers could be recruited to rebuild Ukrainian cities destroyed by the Russian army (although, according to him, “Ukronazis” are to blame for the destruction).
“There are prospects for cooperation between the DPRK and the Donbass republics, and they are quite extensive. Highly qualified, hardworking and ready to work in the most difficult conditions, Korean builders will be a very serious help in solving the problems of restoring social, infrastructure and industrial facilities destroyed by the retreating Ukronazis,” he said.
Also, according to him, on the territory of Ukraine, North Korea is "extremely interested" in the manufacture of spare parts for its industrial equipment, which was created with the assistance of Donbass factories back in Soviet times.
Restoring the infrastructure of Mariupol alone will cost more than $14 billion, Mayor Vadim Boychenko said in early July.
In the second half of May, Mariupol actually came under the control of Russian troops and forces of the so-called DPR. According to local authorities, in two months of continuous shelling and blockade, thousands of civilians were killed there and up to 90% of buildings were destroyed.