Contents tagged with Kim Jong-un

  • Putin gifts Kim Jong-un domestic car ‘to signify special friendship’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has presented North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with a domestically manufactured car as a personal gift, signifying the special friendship between the two nations, Voice of America reports.

    Details regarding the brand of the vehicle and the method of delivery were not specified. Analysts suggest such actions could contravene UN resolutions prohibiting luxury goods from entering North Korea. These sanctions aim to pressure the country to abandon its nuclear …

  • Putin awards Kim Jong-un 'World War II victory' medal

    Russian President and Vladimir Putin signed a decree awarding the leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un a World War II Victory medal , Kommersant reports, citing the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang.

    According to the Russian Embassy, the 37-year-old leader of the Workers' Party of Korea was awarded the Jubilee Medal "75 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" for his great personal contribution to the perpetuation of the memory of soviet citizens who died and buried in the republic, as …

  • Kremlin praises Kim Jong-un's negotiation skills

    Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov commented on the talks between the Russian and DPRK leaders. In particular, he emphasized the professionalism and preparedness of Kim Jong-un, reported TASS.

    “Kim Jong-un has an excellent grasp of the material and was very responsive, well-informed on all topics and has his own position. He gives off the impression of a quite experienced, well-educated and very balanced leader,” said the president’s press secretary.

    Peskov also noted that …

  • Putin agrees to visit North Korea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation from Kim Jong-un to visit North Korea.

    It was reported that during the meeting in Vladivostok, the North Korean leader invited Putin to come to the DPRK at a time convenient for the Russian president and the invitation was readily accepted.

    The South Korean daily business newspaper Maeil Business Newspaper ( also reported Putin’s readiness to come to North Korea.

    The meeting between President of the Russian Federation Vladimir …

  • Putin and Kim Jong Un discuss economic cooperation

    The first round of negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok on Thursday lasted longer than planned. Mr. Kim traveled 684 km in an armored train to attend the meeting.

    “We have a lot to do to develop trade and economic relations, and to develop humanitarian contacts,” the Russian president commented before the start of the meeting.

    Putin congratulated Kim Jong Un on being reelected as the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission …

  • Kim Jong-un arrives in Russia on armored train

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Russia at the border station of Khasan Khasansky district of Primorsky Krai, Interfax  reported.

    “Kim Jong-un arrived to Khasan and got off the train,” the agency’s source said.

    A video capturing the arrival shows young Russian women in folk costumes greeting the North Korean leader with a traditional loaf of bread, korovai. Kim Jong-un is wearing a long black cape with a black hat on his head. He is accompanied by the North Korean delegation, …

  • Kim Jong-un to meet with Putin in Russia

    On April 25, the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the President of Russia will hold a meeting on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) located on the Russky Island, reports the newspaper Kommersant with reference to its sources involved in the preparation of Kim Jong-un's visit to Russia.

    RBC news agency also confirmed, citing its sources, that the meeting should take place next Thursday in Vladivostok. This will be Kim Jong-un's first visit to …

  • North Korea wants to strengthen its friendship with Russia

    North Korea’s state economic development strategy for 2016-2020 implies strengthening ties with Russia, reports TASS with reference to the Japanese newspaper Mainichi, which gained access to this document.

    According to the newspaper, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) wants to increase its trade with Russia to one billion dollars. North Korea will abandon its one-sided orientation toward China and will expand trade with Southeast Asia and Middle East countries.

    The reason for …

  • Mongolia wants to host the meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un

    The meeting of the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and the president of the United States Donald Trump could take place in Mongolia. The Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar announced that the country is open to hosting the summit.

    "We are open. Mongolia’s main goal is to facilitate the continuation of the dialogue,” said the minister, as quoted by RIA Novosti. According to Tsogtbaatar, Mongolian authorities also invited the DPRK leader to visit the country on an official visit as this year …

  • Kremlin invites Kim Jong-un to Russia

    The press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov confirmed that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un received an invitation to visit Russia, reports Interfax.

    “Russian officials have invited the North Korean leader to visit Russia. The dates and place will be agreed via diplomatic channels, "- said Kremlin’s representative.

    Earlier, the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing an informed diplomatic source in South Korea, reported that the North Korean leader is likely to visit Russia. “ …