Jong-un to satisfy Putin in Russia – media

40 Jong-un to satisfy Putin in Russia – media

North Korean chief Kim Jong-un plans to journey to Russia and meet with President Vladimir Putin this month, the New York Occasions and Related Press reported on Monday, citing US and “allied” officers. 

In accordance with the NYT, Kim would journey to Vladivostok, a metropolis on Russia’s Pacific Coast, “most likely by armored prepare,” the place each leaders would attend the annual Japanese Financial Discussion board (EEF), scheduled for September 10-13, the report mentioned, including that Kim plans to go to a Russian naval base. Neither Moscow, nor Pyongyang have commented on the matter. 

Kim, who not often leaves the nation and largely travels by prepare, final met with Putin in Vladivostok in 2019. 

Russian Protection Minister Sergey Shoigu made a shock go to to Pyongyang in July, the place he and Kim attended a army parade, marking the seventieth anniversary of the tip of the 1950-1953 Korean Battle. Shoigu later mentioned that Moscow was open to holding joint drills with North Korea. Shoigu additionally delivered “a private message” from Putin to Kim, in keeping with the Kremlin. 

The NYT cited its sources as saying that Kim deliberate to debate “the opportunity of supplying Russia with extra weaponry for its conflict in Ukraine and different army cooperation.” The report got here after the US claimed final yr that North Korea was secretly sending shells to Russia. These allegations have been denied by the Kremlin and later by Aleksandr Matsegora, Russia’s ambassador in Pyongyang. 

On the similar time, North Korea has persistently backed Russia throughout its army operation in Ukraine and warned that the deliveries of US-made F-16 fighter planes may spark “a nuclear conflict.” Pyongyang has additionally blamed the US for orchestrating the Ukraine battle and the present standoff between NATO and Russia.

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