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South Korea presidential hopefuls spar over Ukraine as poll nears

Main contenders criticize each other's phrasing while offering little relief

Ukrainians protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine outside the Russian Embassy in Seoul on Feb. 28.

SEOUL -- The South Korean presidential election, set for March 9, is just days away. Candidates running neck-and-neck will use any topic as a political battleground, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine is no exception.

On Feb. 28, protesters gathered in front of the Russian Embassy in Seoul, decrying the Russian attack. Listening to Ukrainians living in South Korea, the massive devastation facing their friends and families became clear.

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