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Vladimir Putin promised to construct commerce and safety methods with North Korea that aren’t managed by the West and pledged his unwavering help in a letter revealed by North Korean state media on Tuesday forward of his deliberate go to to the nation.

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In a letter revealed in North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun, a ruling Workers’ Party mouthpiece, the Russian president stated the 2 nations have developed good relations and partnerships over the previous 70 years based mostly on equality, mutual respect and belief.

“We will develop alternative mechanisms of trade and mutual settlements that are not controlled by the West, and jointly resist illegitimate unilateral restrictions,” Putin wrote. “And at the same time – we will build an architecture of equal and indivisible security in Eurasia.”

He thanked North Korea for supporting what Russia calls its particular navy operation in Ukraine, and vowed help for Pyongyang’s efforts to defend its pursuits regardless of what he known as “US pressure, blackmail and military threats.”

The article was revealed a day after the 2 nations introduced that Putin will go to North Korea for the primary time in 24 years for 2 days beginning on Tuesday.

Putin’s international coverage adviser Yuri Ushakov stated Russia and North Korea might signal a partnership settlement through the go to that would come with safety points.

He stated the deal wouldn’t be directed towards another nation, however would “outline prospects for further cooperation, and will be signed taking into account what has happened between our countries in recent years – in the field of international politics, in the field of economics … including, of course, taking into account security issues.”

Russian Defence Minister Andrei Belousov, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Putin’s level man for power, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, will probably be a part of the delegation.

Ahead of the go to North Korea seems to have been making preparations for a attainable navy parade in downtown Pyongyang, industrial satellite tv for pc imagery confirmed.

US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller repeated fees on Monday that North Korea had equipped “dozens of ballistic missiles and over 11,000 containers of munitions to Russia” to be used in Ukraine.

He stated the United States had seen Putin “get incredibly desperate over the past few months” and look to Iran and North Korea to make up for tools misplaced on the battlefield.

Moscow and Pyongyang have denied arms transfers.

Formally often called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), North Korea has been beneath UN sanctions for its ballistic missile and nuclear applications since 2006, and people measures have been strengthened over time.

For the previous a number of years the Security Council has been divided over the way to cope with Pyongyang. Russia and China say extra sanctions is not going to assist and wish such measures to be eased. They proposed some sanctions be lifted in December 2019, however have by no means put their draft decision to a vote.

In May 2022, the pair vetoed a US-led push to impose extra UN sanctions on North Korea over its renewed ballistic missile launches. Russia then vetoed in March this 12 months the renewal of a panel of specialists monitoring enforcement of UN sanctions.

China and Russia say joint navy drills by the United States and South Korea provoke Pyongyang, whereas Washington accuses Beijing and Moscow of emboldening North Korea by shielding it from extra sanctions.

After North Korea, Putin will go to Vietnam on June 19-20.

(Reuters)

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