Arms supply is one of the key issues: Kim Jong-un travels to Russia to meet with Putin - mass media
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on September 11, probably went on a trip to Russian Federation. According to the media, he went to neighboring Russian Federation on his armored train.
The corresponding information was released by the South Korean TV channel YTN. It is stated that the DPRK dictator may meet with his Russian counterpart on September 12, although initially journalists wrote about the 13th.
Russia's Interfax news agency reported that Kim Jong-un is expected to visit Russia's Far East "in the coming days."
The Kremlin later confirmed to Russian propagandists that Kim Jong-un would visit the country. It said he would make the visit at Putin's invitation in the coming days. No specific date was given.
It will be the North Korean leader's first visit abroad in more than four years and the first since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The last time Kim Jong-un traveled out of North Korea was in 2019 - also to Vladivostok. His meeting with Putin took place then, following the collapse of North Korea's nuclear disarmament talks with former US President Donald Trump.
At the new talks, the key topics are expected to be Russian arms supplies and cooperation between Moscow and Pyongyang. The BBC recalled: last week the White House said the Russian Federation and the DPRK discussed the transfer of ammunition for the Russian occupiers.
"Arms supply talks between Russia and the DPRK are actively progressing. We have information that Kim Jong-un expects these discussions to continue, including diplomatic engagement at the level of Russian leaders," U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote:
- Tentatively, the aggressor country Russia wants artillery ammunition, missiles to MLRS and other military goods from North Korea. Bloomberg speculated that this would help Moscow continue its war of attrition.
- According to media reports, Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin may meet in Vladivostok, Russia, for the Eastern Economic Forum, which will be held from September 10 to 13.