Contents tagged with North Korea

  • North Korea seizes Russian ship

    North Korea detained a Russian fishing boat with 17 sailors on board, reports Kommersant news outlet with reference to the deputy director of the company that owns the ship, Sergey Sedler.

    According to Sedler, the ship Sakhalin-8 that belongs to the Northeast fishing company traveled from South Korean port Sokcho and headed to the Sea of Japan for crab fishing.

    "At 4 a.m. on July 17 [North Korean] border guards boarded the ship and turned off all means of communication. We did not immediately …

  • Experts: North Korean missiles look very similar to Russian Iskanders

    The three new missiles recently tested by the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un look very similar to the Russian missiles that have been used in Syria, and which Russia has been trying to sell over the years, wrote the Associated Press.

    After a pause with the ballistic missiles launches, which began in late 2017, the head of the DPRK personally supervised the launch of the first missile on Saturday and two more on Thursday.

    According to experts, these missiles are very similar to the Iskander …

  • Kremlin praises Kim Jong-un's negotiation skills

    Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov commented on the talks between the Russian and DPRK leaders. In particular, he emphasized the professionalism and preparedness of Kim Jong-un, reported TASS.

    “Kim Jong-un has an excellent grasp of the material and was very responsive, well-informed on all topics and has his own position. He gives off the impression of a quite experienced, well-educated and very balanced leader,” said the president’s press secretary.

    Peskov also noted that …

  • Putin agrees to visit North Korea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation from Kim Jong-un to visit North Korea.

    It was reported that during the meeting in Vladivostok, the North Korean leader invited Putin to come to the DPRK at a time convenient for the Russian president and the invitation was readily accepted.

    The South Korean daily business newspaper Maeil Business Newspaper (mk.co.kr) also reported Putin’s readiness to come to North Korea.

    The meeting between President of the Russian Federation Vladimir …

  • Putin and Kim Jong Un discuss economic cooperation

    The first round of negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok on Thursday lasted longer than planned. Mr. Kim traveled 684 km in an armored train to attend the meeting.

    “We have a lot to do to develop trade and economic relations, and to develop humanitarian contacts,” the Russian president commented before the start of the meeting.

    Putin congratulated Kim Jong Un on being reelected as the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission …

  • Kim Jong-un arrives in Russia on armored train

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Russia at the border station of Khasan Khasansky district of Primorsky Krai, Interfax  reported.

    “Kim Jong-un arrived to Khasan and got off the train,” the agency’s source said.

    A video capturing the arrival shows young Russian women in folk costumes greeting the North Korean leader with a traditional loaf of bread, korovai. Kim Jong-un is wearing a long black cape with a black hat on his head. He is accompanied by the North Korean delegation, …

  • 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 …