Contents tagged with North Korea

  • 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 …

  • European Parliament calls Russia the primary source of disinformation in Europe

    European Parliament adopted a resolution containing recommendations on counteracting propaganda. Russia is named the primary source of disinformation in Europe , according to the European Parliament website. According to the resolution, China, Iran, and North Korea are also sources of disinformation.

    Four hundred eighty-nine votes support the proposal, 148 European deputies voted against, and 30 abstained.

    The summary of the resolution contains three points: “to provide mechanisms for a …

  • North Korea asks Russia for 50 tons of free wheat

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has asked Russia for humanitarian aid in the form of 50,000 tons of wheat, claiming that it was needed because of damage caused by natural disasters in 2018, said the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, Senator Konstantin Kosachev as quoted by TASS.  According to Kosachev, Russia also intends to help North Korea overcome child and maternal mortality .

    “Now, as I was informed, Russian authorities are working on the …

  • 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. “ …

  • USA imposes sanctions against Russian company for illegal transfer of funds to North Korea

    On September 13th, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions against two companies registered in Russia and China using North Korean capital. Both companies are engaged in the field of information technology.

    According to US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Chinese company China Silver Star, established by a North Korean citizen, Jong Song Hwa and its Russia-based sister company Volasys Silver Star, registered in Vladivostok, were engaged in the  transfer” of “illicit revenue to …

  • Kim Jong-un confirms his intention to visit Russia

    During a meeting with the Russian Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un confirmed his readiness to visit Russia,RIA Novosti reports.

    “He said he does not want to postpone this meeting and now through diplomatic channels, the process of setting a time and place for the visit can begin,” noted Matviyenko.

    At the same time, she added that because of a tight schedule, Kim Jong-un cannot visit the Eastern Economic Forum, to which Russian …

  • Russia resumes coal exports via North Korea

    Acting governor of the Primorsky Krai (the Far East region of Russia), Andrei Tarasenko stated that Russia has resumed coal supplies for export through the North Korean port Rajin, Interfax reports.

    “Today here [in Primorsky Krai], we have sent the first coal train to Rajin where we started to use their port facilities,” Tarasenko announced. He added that this route does not violate sanctions because there are no restrictions on the port infrastructure.

    Earlier, the Ambassador of Russia in …

  • US considers cutting Russia off from dollar system

    The US has decided to help the Russian government attain “victory over the dollar”, a goal proclaimed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in May, finanz.ru writes.

    The bill to expand the sanctions (“Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018”), put forward by a group of senators from both parties of US Congress, in addition to prohibiting investments in Russian government debt and demanding the return of Crimea to Ukraine, proposes to recognize Russia as a state sponsoring …