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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
On Friday, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on a Russian bank, saying that the bank helped North Korea to circumvent the United Nations bans on the nuclear and missile programs of Pyongyang.
According to the US Department of Treasury, “Moscow’s Agrosoyuz Commercial Bank facilitated a significant transaction on behalf of an individual designated for weapons of mass destruction-related activities in connection with North Korea”.
The US Treasury’s press release states that the …
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's private plane was spotted at Vladivostok airport on Monday, July 9, South Korean news agency Yonhap reports.The plane was at the airport for about three hours. It remains unknown whether Kim Jong-un was on board the aircraft or not.
Yonhap assumes that the plane could have brought to Vladivostok the officials engaged in preparations for the North Korean leader's possible visit to Russia as part of the Eastern Economic Forum.
In late May, Foreign Minister of …
Another Russian pipeline to Asia, announced by billionaire and major Gazprom contractor Gennady Timchenko in May, will pass through North Korea.
Gazprom, which is already engaged in the construction of gas pipelines to Turkey, the EU and China with a total cost of $25 billion, is negotiating a new construction project with South Korea, Gazprom deputy chairman Vitaly Markelov announced on Friday.
The project in question was mentioned in a memorandum with the South Korean company Cogas in 2008, …
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea Kim Yong-nam sent a message from head of state Kim Jong-un to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin replied by inviting the leader of North Korea to Russia,reported TASS.
"I have the honor to convey to you sincere greetings from Kim Jong-un," said the Korean politician.
At the meeting, Putin mentioned the summit between the leader of North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump, saying that this meeting staved off the …
After the talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov presented the North Korean leader with a box with a Palekh lacquer miniature. Video of the meeting was published by the Russian Foreign Ministerry on the YouTube .
"I hope you will like it," Lavrov said at the while giving the gift. Then the Russian Foreign Minister opened the box, took out the key and added that it is possible to "lock secret things [inside]".
Kim Jong Un thanked Lavrov with a handshake. …
Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov will visit North Korea on May 31, the Press Department of the Foreign Ministry stated, RBC news agency reports.
Earlier, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova told TASS that “the visit of the Russian Foreign Minister to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is being worked out.” She added that specific dates would be announced through official channels.
Lavrov was reappointed as …