Contents tagged with North Korea

  • Putin to visit North Korea for the first time in over two decades

    Russian president Vladimir Putin will visit North Korea on June 18-19 at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to the Kremlin’s press service.

    This will be Putin's first visit to North Korea since his first presidential term in 2000, when Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, was still in power.

    Ahead of the trip, the Kremlin leader published an article on the Kremlin website, lauding North Korea for its "firm support" of Russia in its war against Ukraine and expressing …

  • Putin to visit North Korea as Russia seeks more ammunition

    Vladimir Putin is set to visit North Korea and Vietnam in the near future. Reports from Russian media, citing "diplomatic sources," indicate that Putin plans to visit North Korea and Vietnam in June. The Russian ambassador to North Korea, Alexander Matsegora, confirmed that preparations for the visit to Pyongyang are "actively underway."

    As relations with South Korea deteriorate, Pyongyang has aligned itself with countries opposing the US and Western hegemony, as stated by Kim Jong Un. Russia …

  • 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 …

  • Kyiv: Russian forces bolster artillery fire capabilities with North Korean munitions, averaging over 8,200 rounds daily

    Vadim Skibitsky, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Ministry of Defence, stated that Russian forces are lacking in domestically produced munitions, leading Moscow to purchase artillery shells from other countries, including North Korea. In this regard, experts at Defence Express assessed the capabilities of the Russian artillery and calculated their rate of fire, including supplies from North Korea.

    The report notes that after the initial weapon deliveries from …

  • Ukraine: Russia uses foreign hypersonic missiles in attack on Kharkiv

    On January 2nd, the Russian Federation shelled Kharkiv with missiles not of its own production," said Oleh Syniehubov, Chairman of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, during a briefing.

    He noted that it is already known that these are hypersonic Iskander-M missiles. "We are conducting all the necessary research to determine the country of origin. Preliminarily, I can say that the markings on these missiles have been erased. However, the country of origin that we can identify is not …

  • Russian Defense Minister visits North Korea

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu is on a three-day visit to North Korea, reports the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The official purpose for the trip is Shoygu's participation "in the celebrations dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the Patriotic Liberation War of 1950-1953."

    "This visit will contribute to the strengthening of Russian-North Korean military ties and will be an important stage in the development of cooperation between the two countries," …

  • Russian ambassador: North Korean workers could help to rebuild Donbas

    Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia that north Korean workers could be involved in the restoration of Ukrainian cities destroyed by the Russian army. Matsegora blamed Ukraine for the destruction.

    "There are prospects for cooperation between the DPRK and the Donbas republics, and they are quite extensive. Highly qualified, hardworking and ready to work in the most difficult conditions, Korean construction workers will be …

  • Russian shipping company hit by U.S. sanctions on verge of bankruptcy

    On November 10, the cargo vessel Diana belonging to the to Vladivostok-based Gudzon Shipping was not allowed to enter the port of Vladivostok. The crew reportedly left the vessel because of unpaid salaries, TASS reports.

    “Because of the North Korea related sanctions imposed by the U.S., the company lost almost all of its contracts and cannot ensure operation of its vessels anymore. The company is also unable to sell its assets because of restrictions imposed by its bank which holds the company’ …

  • EU to impose sanctions against Russia, China and North Korea for cybercrimes

    The European Union has prepared sanctions against Russia, China and North for cybercrimes against a number of countries. The security agencies of Russia, China and North Korea fell under the EU restrictions.

    “EU ambassadors have today decided to adopt asset freezes against Russia's GRU military intel & the intel services of China and NorthKorea over the cyberattacks WannaCry, NotPetya & Cloud Hopper. there will also be visa bans & asset freezes on 6 Russian & Chinese officials,” reported …

  • 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 …