North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un arrives Russia to meet with President Putin

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Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia for an expected meeting with President Vladimir Putin that has fueled Western concerns that the North Korean leader will provide military support for Moscow’s war in Ukraine

In a footage aired on Russian state media, Kim was seen disembarking from the luxury armored train on which leaders of the reclusive state usually travel. The trip his first outside North Korea after 3 years of pandemic isolation has drawn warnings of new sanctions from the U.S as it sought to head off a potential arms deal.

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The South Korean defense ministry said Kim was believed to have entered Russia early Tuesday. “We are closely monitoring if there will be negotiation between North Korea and Russia over the arms trade & technology transfer” the ministry said in a briefing Tuesday noting that Kim was accompanied by multiple senior arms industry and military officers


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