Putin Visits North Korea for First Time in 24 Years

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Published on June 18, 2024 - Duration: 01:30s

Putin Visits North Korea for First Time in 24 Years

Putin Visits North Korea , for First Time in 24 Years.

Putin is set to arrive in Pyongyang on June 18, 'Time' reports.

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The North Korean city has been plastered with Russian flags and pictures of Putin in commemoration of the president's two-day visit.

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Prior to his trip, Putin thanked North Korea for its "unwavering support" amid Russia's war with Ukraine.

He went on to say that the two allies are "ready to confront the ambition of the collective West.".

On June 19, Putin will be officially greeted and welcomed while being presented with a guard of honor.

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Putin and Kim will then convene for private talks.

While in Pyongyang, the Russian president will also go to a gala concert and stop by the Church of the Living-Giving Trinity.

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Later on June 19, Putin will go to Vietnam to take part in more talks.

Even though North Korea has denied supplying Russia with weapons for its war with Ukraine.

South Korea claims to have detected 10,000 containers, possibly containing artillery shells, that were delivered from Pyongyang to Russia.

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South Korean officials also claim that its northern neighbor may have sent "anti-tank missiles, portable surface-to-air missiles, rifles, rocket launchers, mortars and shells" to Russia, 'Time' reports.

South Korean officials also claim that its northern neighbor may have sent "anti-tank missiles, portable surface-to-air missiles, rifles, rocket launchers, mortars and shells" to Russia, 'Time' reports.

Both North Korea and Russia have been subjected to heavy sanctions, an issue Putin says they'll work together to overcome.


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