Kim Jong Un heads back to North Korea after six-day Russian trip

Kim Jong Un heads back to North Korea after six-day Russian trip

Sep 17, 2023 by World -

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  • World September 17, 2023 / 8:45 AM / AP What North Korea, Russia want from each other What Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin want from each other 05:54 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way home Sunday from Russia, ending a six-day trip that triggered global concerns about weapons transfer deals between the two countries locked in separate standoffs with the West.
  • Kim's armored train departed to the sound of the Russian patriotic march song "Farewell of Slavianka" at the end of a farewell ceremony at a railway station in Artyom, a far eastern Russian city about 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the border with North Korea, Russia's state news agency RIA reported.
  • Shoigu, who had met Kim during a rare visit to North Korea in July, also showed Kim another of Russia's latest missiles, the hypersonic Kinzhal, carried by the MiG-31 fighter jet, that saw its first combat during the war in Ukraine.
  • During the meeting with Putin, Kim said his country would offer its "full and unconditional support" for Russia's fight to defend its security interests, in an apparent reference to the war in Ukraine.

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