Contents tagged with North Korea

  • North Korea to send engineering troops to Russian-controlled Donetsk

    North Korea is set to send engineering troops to the Russian-occupied regions of Donetsk in July 2024. The troops from the DPRK will assist the Russians in "rebuilding" the damaged infrastructure. According to sources from the South Korean TV channel TV Chosun, the Kremlin will pay each North Korean soldier up to $800 for their services.

    South Korean intelligence reports that the North Korean army has 10 engineering brigades and intends to deploy up to half of them to Ukraine. Pyongyang has …

  • South Korea poised to arm Ukraine if Russia transfers weapons to North Korea: Seoul sets clear 'red line'

    If Moscow crosses the "red line" by transferring technology to North Korea, South Korea will unhesitatingly support Ukraine and provide its full arsenal of lethal weapons.

    Chang Ho Jin, South Korea's National Security Advisor, outlined the conditions under which Ukraine would receive weapons during his appearance on the KBS television program. He emphasised that the transfer of arms to Ukraine would be directly contingent on similar actions by Russia, which plans to transfer technology and …

  • South Korea reconsiders arms shipments to Ukraine following North Korea-Russia military pact

    The South Korean government has announced that it will review its stance on arms shipments to Ukraine following the signing of a treaty between North Korea and Russia, which includes a mutual commitment to provide immediate military assistance if either country is attacked, reports the South Korean news agency Yonhap.

    "We plan to reconsider the provision of arms to Ukraine," stated National Security Adviser Jang Ho-jin.

    The publication highlights that Jang hinted at a shift in South Korea's …

  • Russian delegation ejected from meeting room ahead of Putin-Kim talks

    A delegation of Russian ministers, who arrived in Pyongyang with president Putin, was asked to leave the negotiation room at the request of a North Korean official. The official was reportedly upset because the Russian president's entourage entered the room before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reports The Moscow Times.

    The event was broadcasted live by North Korean media, covering Putin's visit.

    Those forced to leave the room adorned with Russian and North Korean flags included Russian …

  • Putin to visit North Korea for the first time in over two decades

    Russian president Vladimir Putin will visit North Korea on June 18-19 at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to the Kremlin’s press service.

    This will be Putin's first visit to North Korea since his first presidential term in 2000, when Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, was still in power.

    Ahead of the trip, the Kremlin leader published an article on the Kremlin website, lauding North Korea for its "firm support" of Russia in its war against Ukraine and expressing …

  • Putin to visit North Korea as Russia seeks more ammunition

    Vladimir Putin is set to visit North Korea and Vietnam in the near future. Reports from Russian media, citing "diplomatic sources," indicate that Putin plans to visit North Korea and Vietnam in June. The Russian ambassador to North Korea, Alexander Matsegora, confirmed that preparations for the visit to Pyongyang are "actively underway."

    As relations with South Korea deteriorate, Pyongyang has aligned itself with countries opposing the US and Western hegemony, as stated by Kim Jong Un. Russia …

  • Putin gifts Kim Jong-un domestic car ‘to signify special friendship’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has presented North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with a domestically manufactured car as a personal gift, signifying the special friendship between the two nations, Voice of America reports.

    Details regarding the brand of the vehicle and the method of delivery were not specified. Analysts suggest such actions could contravene UN resolutions prohibiting luxury goods from entering North Korea. These sanctions aim to pressure the country to abandon its nuclear …

  • Kyiv: Russian forces bolster artillery fire capabilities with North Korean munitions, averaging over 8,200 rounds daily

    Vadim Skibitsky, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Ministry of Defence, stated that Russian forces are lacking in domestically produced munitions, leading Moscow to purchase artillery shells from other countries, including North Korea. In this regard, experts at Defence Express assessed the capabilities of the Russian artillery and calculated their rate of fire, including supplies from North Korea.

    The report notes that after the initial weapon deliveries from …

  • Ukraine: Russia uses foreign hypersonic missiles in attack on Kharkiv

    On January 2nd, the Russian Federation shelled Kharkiv with missiles not of its own production," said Oleh Syniehubov, Chairman of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, during a briefing.

    He noted that it is already known that these are hypersonic Iskander-M missiles. "We are conducting all the necessary research to determine the country of origin. Preliminarily, I can say that the markings on these missiles have been erased. However, the country of origin that we can identify is not …

  • Russian Defense Minister visits North Korea

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu is on a three-day visit to North Korea, reports the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The official purpose for the trip is Shoygu's participation "in the celebrations dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the Patriotic Liberation War of 1950-1953."

    "This visit will contribute to the strengthening of Russian-North Korean military ties and will be an important stage in the development of cooperation between the two countries," …