Kim Jong Un arrives to Russia to hold talks with Putin: possible issues for discussions and what are the risks for Ukraine
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived at the Vostochny Cosmodrome railway station in Russia's Priamurye region on his armored train. His meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin has already begun.
This is being reported by Russian media. Putin and Kim are expected to inspect several facilities of the cosmodrome and then hold talks.
The US believes that Putin and Kim intend to discuss primarily ammunition supplies from North Korea for the Russian occupation army fighting in Ukraine. Due to the intense nature of the fighting, the Russian army is short of ammunition. The DPRK has large amounts of shells needed by Russia.
Kim, in turn, seeks humanitarian aid and certain military technologies from Russia.
During the meeting, they shook hands for about 40 seconds and then went to inspect the Vostochny Cosmodrome.
The Russian President and the DPRK leader learned about the progress of the assembly of the new Angara launch vehicle. Negotiations on military-technical cooperation are being held.
They also found out about the characteristics of the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle. In addition, the North Korean delegation learned about the progress of the assembly of the new Angara launch vehicle.
At the beginning of the talks, Putin briefly outlined the issues to be raised during the talks with Kim Jong Un.
Kim Jong Un said that the DPRK will always stand with Russia in the fight against imperialism.
"Russia initiated a sacred fight to defend its sovereignty. The DPRK has always supported and supports all decisions of President Putin," Kim Jong Un said.
Earlier it was reported that the US will closely monitor the results of the planned meeting between the leaders of Russia and North Korea. The U.S. is ready to impose new sanctions if both countries go for another violation of restrictions on arms transfers.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, North Korea is ready to conclude an arms agreement with Russia. They are likely to sign an agreement under which Pyongyang will transfer ammunition, multiple rocket launchers and short-range ballistic missiles to Moscow to continue the war against Ukraine.